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dougkSun, 11/02/2018 - 10:41pm

There is a little over a week remaining to respond to the draft MidCoast Community Strategic Plan . Council will use this plan as a guide in its decision-making. It is up to us to respond if we want the direction Council takes to be relevant to us.

After the merger, a “What is MidCoast” project produced the following vision statement:

We aspire to be a place of unique environmental significance where our quality of life and sense of community is balanced by sustainable and sensitive development, which fosters economic...

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dougkMon, 22/01/2018 - 12:00am

MidCoast Council wants our feedback on their Draft Community Strategic Plan - Vision and Values. And we need to let them know what we think.

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dougkSun, 14/02/2016 - 3:39pm

At Saturday's Residents meeting, guest speaker Daniel Brauer referred to the Draft Hunter Regional Plan which outlines a 20-year plan for the region. Great Lakes is included within its scope. There is a related document entitled Draft Plan for a Growing Hunter City. Responses to the plans can be made until the end of this month.

schSun, 01/12/2013 - 10:47am

The New State Planning Legislation went before the NSW Upper House on Wed. 27th Nov. This Legislation has been extremely controversial, for many reasons. The chief of these is the shift from ESD as its overarching principle, to growth and development; and also the restrictions on individuals and communities to comment or even be informed of developments that may impact on them. In its passage through the Upper House, Labour, the Greens, and Shooters and Fishers parties were succesful in drafting many Amendments, although several significant problems still remain. The Bill passed back to the Lower House, where the Coalition...

UpdateschWed, 13/11/2013 - 3:57pm

To all EcoNetwork affiliates and members

Attached for wide distribution, a notice and flyer for a Special Meeting convened by EcoNetwork for 27th November. Due to very pressing and important issues, as in the NSW Draft Planning Laws now before the Parliament, we have suspended the usual November General Meeting in order to specifically address the adverse changes to environmental protection and community rights laws in this State. This legislation will be followed by the new Lower Hunter Regional Strategy also favouring vested interests. We request the widest possible distribution of this flyer to your members and supporters...
Nature in the BalanceschSat, 02/11/2013 - 1:35pm

NSW Planning Laws fail to deliver. Community rights & environmental protection now undermined.
Hear James Ryan, Nature Conservation Council of NSW, NSW Better Planning Network, Lower Hunter Community Campaigner on Wednesday 27th November at 6.30pm Tomaree Library, Boronia Room Salamander

The NSW Planning Minister Brad Hazzard, on Tuesday 22nd October, introduced his controversial Planning Bill 2013 to the NSW Parliament. Following two years of preparation and state-wide opposition, this Bill still undermines community rights and environmental protection by subordinating the public interest to the demands of powerful vested interests in this state. Now to be debated in the...

schFri, 21/06/2013 - 11:59am

At the recent Meeting of the North Arm Cove Residents Association, I mentioned that the Port Stephens EcoNetwork had sent information connected with the proposed changes to the State Planning Act, and which was of some concern. I have uploaded the documents for residents' information and action if they feel so inclined

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