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New MidCoast directors
dougkThu, 21/07/2016 - 4:20pm
New Mid Coast directors

This week saw the announcement of the appointment of four directors to the MidCoast Council's management team. Each of the three directors from the old Great Lakes Council have now been appointed as directors of the new Council.

Ron Hartley - previously Director of Engineering Services with Great Lakes becomes Director of Engineering and Infrastructure . This role will include responsibility for all of the civil infrastructure such as roads, drainage, flooding, coastal processes and technical engineering advice.

Lisa Schiff maintains her previous Great Lakes role and title of Director of Planning and Natural Systems.


A digital collectiondougkSun, 10/07/2016 - 12:38pm

Only four weeks to go to Australia's first digital census. No, it is not really a count of our fingers and toes! The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has moved the census to online collection to reduce costs and because it is more environmentally friendly. There will be massive data-entry savings compared to the last census. Our fingers will be doing the work.

In the first week of August we should receive a letter from the ABS, addressed ‘To the Resident’. This letter will include your household’s unique Census Login and instructions on how to complete the Census online....

tonyhSun, 12/06/2016 - 10:43am

Jim Pegram - 1936 to 2016

"I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me down

It's gonna be a bright bright sunhinin' day."

These are the words of the Jimmy Cliff song that played out at the finale of Jim Pegram's funeral which was held the Newcastle Memorial Park last Friday.

James Arthur Pegram was born on the 30th August 1936. His son Grant told us...

Storage for pump & generatordougkFri, 29/04/2016 - 5:40pm

This week has seen action on two projects in the Cove. Work continues on implementation of the Protection Plan. This week saw the delivery of the storage unit for the pump and generator. The plumbers and electricians are expected to be on site in the coming week for installation. The shutters are also due to be installed.

Meanwhile, work commenced in Cove Boulevard this week on stage 2 of the Stormwater Management Plan.

dougkSat, 16/04/2016 - 5:39pm
Bob Baldwin retiring

Earlier today, Federal MP for Paterson, Bob Baldwin announced, via his facebook page, that he would not seek re-election at this year's Federal Poll.

“After much consideration and serious deliberation I have decided to withdraw my nomination and will not contest the seat of Paterson at the next election,”’ he said.

“I have not come to the decision lightly and I feel it is time to move on with my life and allow others the opportunity to fulfil their dreams of entering parliament with fresh enthusiasm.

“It has been...


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