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tonyhWed, 31/05/2017 - 3:52pm

Quarry Threat Casts Shadow Over Local Villages

MidCoast Council last week put on exhibition DA269/2017 which is for a rock mining quarry on the iconic Fame Cove property bordering Port Stephens.

This quarry may require the services each year of up to 5000 truck movements and all the necessary industrial equipment to process up to 25,000 cu m of ultra hard volcanic Andesite rock.

The DA does not explain exactly how the rock will be extracted or crushed except that there will be no blasting. We are told there will be no noise or vibration, but not...

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tonyhThu, 11/05/2017 - 8:35pm

".... 'Ole in the ground, so big and sort o' round it was

And there was I, diggin' it deep

It was flat at the bottom and the sides were steep...."

Our neighbour, Mr Lee, owner of the 409 hectares commonly known as Fame Cove, has submitted a DA through his company Tea Garden Farms Pty Ltd for the operation of a rock quarry on his property - Lot 101 in DP 1049845.

We understand that the application DA 269/2017 is...

Legislative council verdictpeterfSun, 16/04/2017 - 6:45pm

The hope that MidCoast Council would be prevented from applying for a special rate increase has been dashed. For while the NSW parliament recently passed legislation preventing the state’s merged councils from putting up rates it included one exception - MidCoast Council.

As a result of this legislation – the Local Government Amendment (Rates – Merged Council Areas) Bill 2017 – our council will now be the only merged council with the right to apply to IPART (Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal) for a special rate variation.

This is despite the NSW Office of Local Government late last...

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dougkFri, 07/04/2017 - 9:21am

Many of the Cove community are familiar with popular pharmacist Wilson Soh from his time at the Karuah then Tea Gardens Pharmacies. So it is great news to find that Wilson has returned to the Karuah Pharmacy, this time as Manager.

With the goal of providing quality, accessible, affordable and friendly services to the communities, Wilson will be ably supported by the always welcoming team of Shauna, Skye and Rebecca.

In announcing this change to the Cove community, Wilson says

During the transition period, our team will endeavor to restock the pharmacy, upgrade technology and foster

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dougkFri, 24/03/2017 - 1:55pm

The proposal to merge MidCoast Council with MidCoast Water is on public exhibition until 12 April. Details of the proposal and explanations on how to make a submission can be found here: http://www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/Have-Your-Say/MidCoast-Council-and-MidCoa...

How will this merger affect North Arm Cove?

Probably not very much - given that we have neither sewer nor town water and are unlikely to be provided with those services in the foreseeable future. Possibly there will be some side effects.

There is an expected $3million in savings but, on previous experience, none of that will head our way....

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