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Not rare, not medium but Well Done!

North of Uralla StsiriusThu, 10/07/2014 - 3:00pm

Well done to the RFS team who managed this week to make good use of the brief respite from the recent the windy weather to carry out a successful hazard reduction burn.

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Council announces new Hall hire fees

siriusTue, 01/07/2014 - 4:28pm

Council has determined new hire fees to apply during this financial year for our Community Hall.

Primarily intended to cover inflation, the fees for two, three and four hours' hire have each increased by $1  - in percentage terms those increases range from 4 to 6%. Larger percentage increases apply for large functions such as weddings, parties or dances  (7%) and commercial functions (11%).

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Roadblocks remain for the Cove's Non-Urban land owners

Can an asset be a liability?siriusThu, 22/05/2014 - 4:45pm

Requests for rezoning, from eleven owners of non-urban blocks in the Cove, failed to receive any support at the May 13 meeting of GLC's Strategic Committee. An extract taken from the agenda papers is copied below. The committee recommended that Council notify the relevant land owners that no further action shall be taken to progress the requested rezoning.

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Budget freeze sends chill through Councils

A hit to community servicesdougkSat, 17/05/2014 - 3:50pm

The effects of last Tuesday's share-the-pain budget will be felt by local Councils as well. The budget freezes local government grants at the current levels irrespective of population changes or inflation. The value of these grants to NSW councils collectively will thus be eroded (in current dollar terms) by well over a quarter of a billion dollars over the next four years. Councils, including our own, will either be forced to cut services even further or apply for even larger rate increases.

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Challenges for Great Lakes Council

Report of Community MeetingkathkWed, 14/05/2014 - 10:10pm

The Cove was well represented at Council's Community Meeting in Tea Gardens last week by six locals including five Residents Association Committee members. Glenn Hanford, the General Manager of Great Lakes Council briefed the meeting on plans and challenges as part of an ongoing commitment to keep the community informed of what Council is and will be doing. Some key points from the meeting are summarised below under headings provided by Council.

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