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Water & Sewage for NAC?

jaybeeFri, 27/03/2015 - 5:53pm

The week before the NSW State Election the Government announced as one of their policies, the speeding up of the provision of water & sewage projects.

Of particular interest was the local electorate DECISION that if the State Liberal & National Parties are re elected as Government ,(opinion Polls say this will happen)  then both water & sewage WOULD BE DELIVERED to the areas of Pindimir, Bundabah & North Arm Cove in the next 4 year term of Government. (2015-2019).

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Council Community Consultation Meeting

jaybeeThu, 26/03/2015 - 6:10pm

The evening of last Wed 25 March I attended the Councils Community presentation in relation to Dredging the Myall River & Corrie Island restoration projects. Meeting was lead by Gerard Tuckerman from GLC & supported by Neil Kellerman , Nat Res Officer.

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A WALK IN HISTORY

David BensonFri, 13/03/2015 - 2:42pm

From 1826 to 1831 an area of salt marsh to the east of Karuah on Port Stephens was the scene of intense activity as in excess of one hundred convicts employed by the Australian Agricultural Company strove to turn it into viable farming land. The site was known as Number One Farm and the scheme was the brainchild of Robert Dawson the AA Company's first Chief Agent. It was a miserable failure.

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RISKS TO LIFE WITHOUT A WATER BORNE EVACUATION OPTION FOR COVE RESIDENTS?

garysylvaney@te...Fri, 13/03/2015 - 1:49pm

Recent statements by Senior Fire Authorities have expressed a negative view on the value of a water born escape facility for Cove residents (a Jetty) in the event of a serious bush fire threatening the residential areas.

As I understand the reasons given, they seem to revolve around these issues:

1).A Jetty, enabling water evacuation by marine craft (ferry,marine rescue, police or private vessels) would create a false sense of security for residents resulting in their delaying evacuation via our single road.

2).Burning ember risks to craft/ residents.

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Councillor Len Roberts responds on Mergers

siriusWed, 04/03/2015 - 7:28pm
Other council areas near Great Lakes

I would like to thank John for raising the issue of council amalgamations for consideration by NAC residents.

Much of what he says about council mergers is correct, however, does not address the question why consider mergers in the first place.

The answer is very simple. The state government,  who are councils' masters,  have required all councils to do exactly that.

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