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dougkSat, 06/02/2016 - 3:59pm

Before the last state election Premier Baird promised, if re-elected, to implement a Container Deposit Scheme by 1 July 2017. Those who help out on "Clean-up" day know all too well the extent of cans and bottles that line the sides of our roads, A discussion paper on this topic has been prepared for the Government. It outlines two possible models to address this problem. If you wish to make a response to the proposals you should do so by the 26th February. The discussion paper and response form are available at http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/cds-consult.htm

The government wishes to...

dougkSat, 19/12/2015 - 5:53pm

The “decisions” announced this week regarding Council mergers, diverged enormously from the earlier proposals. The big news for Great Lakes region is that, barring any further u-turns, our Council is not to be merged with anyone. Port Stephens will join Newcastle – although both were “fit for the future”. Dungog will join Gloucester although both were supposedly not fit. But does this mean that we, in Great Lakes, stay exactly as we are? Perhaps not.

Prepare Act Survive
dougkSun, 29/11/2015 - 5:32pm

There has been some great work undertaken in the Cove during this past year to make our Village less at risk in the event of bushfire. But the creation of an asset protection zone around the Community Centre and the hazard reduction burns are not excuses for us to lower our guard.

It looks likely to be another scorching summer. The deadly fires in Western Australia and South Australia over the past two weeks should be enough to motivate us to ensure that our homes are well prepared, that our bushfire survival plans are up...

Best DressedkathkSat, 07/11/2015 - 10:21am
Best dressed - Marguerite and Barry

A boisterous time was had by everyone at the Hall on Melbourne Cup Day with vigorous bidding and a hearty cheer when Michelle Payne created history by riding Prince of Penzance to victory.

siriusThu, 22/10/2015 - 3:56pm

Great Lakes Council invites us to participate in the next community information session to be held in Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens at the Tea Gardens Baptist Church, Thursday, 5 November 2015 at 6.00PM.

The General Manager, senior management team and Councillors will be in attendance to provide the community with an update on Council's activities and long term financial position as well as other current matters of interest impacting the Great Lakes community.


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