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dougkMon, 26/03/2018 - 6:50pm

At last some positive news regarding action on Cove infrastructure with the following advice received from MidCoast's Manager Operations South (via Councillor Len Roberts) regarding planned works for The Esplanade East and Water Street:

dougkSun, 14/01/2018 - 8:51pm

What has happened to the money previously allocated for infrastructure in the Cove? That is the mystery!

And it is a timely question after a week of storms with drains overflowing and roads covered in debris. In expressing our concerns about the risks to our Village from proposed merger back in April 2016 we wrote:

The North Arm Cove Residents Association has worked hard over many years to gain the attention of Great Lakes Council in order to gain community facilities for our village and attention to our roads and drainage needs. We

siriusSun, 22/10/2017 - 7:44pm

You may not need a microscope but a magnifying glass is beneficial when searching for mentions of North Arm Cove in the Capital Works proposal presented to this week's Council Meeting.

In the report for September-November 2017, we find that construction and sealing of The Esplanade (East) is scheduled to occur this November. This project was allocated Federal "Roads to Recovery" funding back in 2014.

dougkSat, 15/07/2017 - 2:34pm

In response to questions from the Residents Association, Council has this week provided advice on what Cove roads and drainage projects are to be funded in the 2017-18 works program.


In February 2013 following some significant storm events, the Association invited residents to contribute to a list to send to Council of significant road and drainage problems in the Cove. Before Council had a chance to reply to the Association, we had the extended torrential downpour of 1 March that year which caused significant flooding and damage to many properties. Shortly after, Council undertook some...

dougkSun, 17/01/2016 - 9:39pm

As if to celebrate next week's Australia Day, the first few weeks of 2016 have brought us both scorching days and drenching rain. This is, after all, the Australia of Dorothea Mackellar's perceptive poem.

Such drenching rains are becoming a regular feature of the Cove. The deluge of the week before last, while not quite as bad as either April last year or March 1 2013, still pushed the Cove's existing drainage beyond its capacity.
Were you adversely affected by these most recent storms? 

kathkMon, 26/10/2015 - 12:33pm

After a long wait, implementation of the stormwater management plan fhe Cove has finally seen some action in Cove Boulevard.

Geoff & RondougkWed, 25/02/2015 - 4:12pm
Geoff & Ron

At a meeting of Cove residents held on February 24, Ron Hartley (GL Council's Director of Engineering Services) and Geoff Love (Investigations Engineer) launched, for four-weeks public exhibition, a Stormwater Management Strategy for the Cove (attached below). The Council representatives fielded many questions from a keenly interested group of Cove locals.

Meeting 5pm, 24th FebruarydougkWed, 28/01/2015 - 10:45pm
Drainage in the Cove

Stormwater drainage has been a perennial issue of concern to Cove residents. The serious problems that occurred throughout the Cove following the exceptionally heavy rain of 1 March 2013 provided further impetus for Great Lakes Council to employ consultants to undertake a comprehensive study of the village's drainage requirements. The draft plans emerging from this study were exhibited in the Cove Library in late 2013. While some drainage works have since been undertaken in the Cove, Council have been reviewing and prioritising the main recommendations from the study.

Ron Hartley (Council's Director of Engineering Services) and Geoff Love (Investigations...

schTue, 15/10/2013 - 5:49pm

I met with Geoff Love (GLC engineer) and two representativesof the consultancy firm drawing up the plans for the future stormwater work in the Cove. He couldn't tell me much as everything is still very much in the planning stage. He said there are many problem areas in the Cove and dealing with them will be difficult (and no doubt expensive). The draft plans are on display in the Library, which unfortunately is only open Saturday mornings. However he did emphasise that people still have quite a few weeks to look at them and raise any concerns they may have...

Information Session 26/9 4-6pmsiriusWed, 18/09/2013 - 4:29pm

Great Lakes Council is undertaking a comprehensive Stormwater Management Plan for North Arm Cove in conjunction with Consultant BMT WBM of Newcastle. The study area is shown below.

The village is situated on an historic subdivision designed in 1917 by Walter Burley Griffin of Canberra fame. In the past strategic planning and development has been impeded by factors including government policy, transport, infrastructure, and social and environmental conservation considerations.

The natural beauty of North Arm Cove is an important resource for local residents and people of the Great Lakes generally. A positive conservation approach...


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