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Residents Association AGMdougkFri, 06/10/2017 - 7:25pm

The Residents Association has just celebrated the past 50 years of community achievement in the Cove. A wonderful record indeed - but there is no time to rest on our laurels.

We now have a newly elected Council. Its attention will mostly be drawn elsewhere, addressing infrastructure backlogs, new developments and the demands of the big towns in the north.

We need the Cove's voice to be heard above the clamour. Plus there are local challenges to be addressed, goals to be fulfilled and projects to be implemented. Working together, we can ensure the Residents Association begins its...

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dougkThu, 28/09/2017 - 10:48am

In a something of a surprise, at the first meeting of the new Council held yesterday (27 September), David West of Brimbin was elected Mayor and Katheryn Smith of Gloucester, Deputy Mayor. These two Councillors were two of the last three Councillors elected following the 9 September election - both without achieving a quota. David West had been Deputy Mayor of Greater Taree prior to the merger and Katheryn Smith Deputy Mayor of Gloucester.

Probably the most disappointing aspect of the meeting was the adoption of the meeting schedule to apply until next February. It reinforces the idea that...

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dougkMon, 25/09/2017 - 12:51pm

More than three months ago the North Arm Cove Hall was filled to overflowing with people from Bundabah, Pindimar and the Cove as well as places further afield. They were there to hear about a Development Application submitted to Council by LDF Enterprises for a private quarry to be located close to the southern boundary of Bundabah. Following that meeting, community members from across the area submitted a record number of objections to the quarry 

dougkSun, 17/09/2017 - 10:19pm

On Saturday 16 September the button was pressed to distribute preferences following 9 September's MidCoast Council Elections. The eleven Councillors (in order of election) are:

Len Roberts elected
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dougkSun, 10/09/2017 - 11:31am
Len Roberts

Informal did extremely well in Saturday's Council Elections for MidCoast. With around 12.5% of the total votes cast on the day, it has beaten every group apart from Country Labor! Is this a reflection on the massive voting paper, a lack of knowledge of the candidates or perhaps even a lack of interest and disconnection from the process? (By comparison, in the 2012 Council elections informal was only 6.75% in Great Lakes, 3.2% in Gloucester and 10% in Taree.)

While counting is still under way, it is clear already that former Great Lakes Deputy Mayor Len Roberts has succeeded...

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