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Ramp Work at CasuarinadougkMon, 20/02/2017 - 8:36pm

You may have noticed that David Read and his team have been hard at work installing a hand-launch dinghy ramp at Casuarina Park Reserve. There is more to do of course but what has been achieved so far is looking really good. When they have finished the Casuarina ramp, David's team will start work on a similar ramp at Water Street reserve. It will make launching dinghies and kayaks at these sites much easier and safer.

This project, an initiative of the Residents Association, has been made possible thanks to a Better Boating Grant from Roads and Maritime Services...

dougkThu, 13/10/2016 - 4:45pm

It is almost too hard to believe ...

After more than three years of sometimes not-so-patient waiting, the go ahead to begin work on two dinghy launching facilities at Casuarina and Water St Reserves has finally arrived. The last requirement, which was met just this week, was the receipt by Council of the Licence from Crown Lands. Just this one small step has taken almost a year and a half to achieve.

Waiting waiting ...dougkSat, 09/07/2016 - 11:33am
Crown Lands in Waiting

Patience they say is a virtue. But three years is just too long to wait.

It's now three years since our Residents Association submitted its successful application for Dinghy Ramps. Planned to make it easier to hand-launch at Water Street and Casuarina Reserves, these ramps have been awaiting Crown Lands approval. A wait of more than a year.

On 14 December last year, Crown Lands told us that the last requirement for approval had been met. All that remained was for the final approval letter to be sent to Council. Seven months on – still nothing! Why?...

A site?dougkFri, 13/03/2015 - 9:22pm

The final version of the Regional Boating Plan for Port Stephens-Hunter has now been released and - yes - North Arm Cove does receive a brief mention. So does Tahlee. Priority projects too. But don't get too excited just yet.

The report identifies 22 priority projects in the region to be funded over the next three years. But the projects for both North Arm Cove and Tahlee are only "investigations". Nothing substantive is proposed for either location within this time period.

Project 8 is "Investigate options for a new wharf/jetty at Tahlee. Project 9 is...
New hope for Cove facilities!dougkTue, 05/08/2014 - 5:03pm

Two positive signs have emerged over the past week raising hopes for improved boating facilities for North Arm Cove. These are:
1. The release of a draft Regional Boating Plan for Port Stephens which makes supportive comments about the Cove's requirements; and
2. A ministerial release boosting the annual funding for boating from $5m per year to $14m per year

North Arm Cove was fortunate to receive a small grant in the last round of the Better Boating Program to install small dinghy/kayak launching ramps at Water Street and...

schMon, 24/03/2014 - 4:57pm

The NSW Government's Better Boating Program Grants are no longer being offered. Instead NSW Transport is conducting a review of boating infrastructure needs throughout the State, and will replace the Grant system with the Boating Infrastructure Partnership Program. Under this new Program, infrastructure requirements will be assessed and money allocated on a needs basis. The Review is calling for submissions, and there is an on-line questionnaire that can be completed by individuals and organisations at http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/engagement/nsw-regional-boating-plans.

The Residents Association will of course make a submission. However, we need as many people as possible to...

schFri, 13/12/2013 - 5:09pm

We have just learnt from viewing the Better Boating Program website, that the North Arm Cove Residents Association has been successful in gaining a grant of $31,375 for construction of dinghy slips at Water St, and Casuarina Park. This is exciting news indeed! With installation of dinghy racks due to commence next week, followed by landscaping of the two areas, we should end up with two attractive reserves fronting North Arm Cove. This is the fourth grant the Association has gained in the past eighteen months representing a total of $63,575, which is very gratifying.

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