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dougkThu, 24/11/2016 - 11:49am

At MidCoast Council’s meeting on Wednesday 23 November the Administrator, John Turner, accepted the recommendation to issue a "notice of intention to apply" for a special rate variation (SRV). If successful this will result in an average annual residential rate increase of around $64 each year for four years.

You can have your say on a survey on the proposed rate variation here . (Survey closes 5 December.)

Council's press release reads:

The decision to formally express an intention to apply for a SRV comes in the lead-up to a December deadline

Smoky sunrise at Karuah
Annie44Mon, 14/11/2016 - 7:36pm

There was plenty of excitement in Karuah last week during the fires and while we weren’t in any real danger, we found ourselves smack bang in the middle of all the action in the sky above us.

First we were treated to the unusual sight of a DC10 as it flew low over the house on its way to dump retardant. Then there were the helicopters, all shapes and sizes constantly taking off and landing at the Karuah sports ground to...

tonyhThu, 10/11/2016 - 10:26am

Whilst our Prime Minister gushed and rushed to assure us after the Trump victory on Wednesday evening that "we have so much in common" with our friends in the United States, the MidCoast Council was assuring us that we still have friends in the distant land of Forster.

We were told about visions, missions, engagements, surveys, vucap (a list of very important negative words), models for I, we, me and us. These are some of the things that have been occupying thousands of hours of human resources time for the last few months. Then , of course, there has...

dougkTue, 18/10/2016 - 10:10pm

MidCoast Council (MCC) will be holding another ‘community update’ meeting in Tea Gardens Baptist Church at 6pm on Wednesday 9 November. You're invited to come along to find out the most up-to-date information on how the merger is progressing.

Interim General Manager, Glenn Handford, along with other key MCC staff are looking forward to hitting the road once again and visiting communities across the region, from Harrington in the north to Tea Gardens in the south. “These meetings are a great way for us to get to know people in each community and chat about opportunities, challenges and concerns,...

dougkSun, 02/10/2016 - 8:14pm

What does MidCoast actually mean? Can a meaningful identity encompassing the whole of the merged council area be manufactured? How would Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest, Pindimar, Bundabah and North Arm Cove fit in? Do we fit in?

Council has initiated a process to develop a unified identity for the new MidCoast region. They have invited representatives of community organisations to attend one of a series of focus groups to be held:

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