North Arm Cove Community Website

bobreidSun, 16/01/2022 - 10:14pm

This post is a reminder that the deadline for submissions on Council's draft Rural Strategy is 4:30pm on Friday 28 January.

This strategy proposes to rezone the North Arm Cove non-urban area as Environmental Management and Environmental Conservation zones to reflect its environmental values and it being unsuitable for residential development.

If you are interested in the future of the non-urban area you should lodge a submission on the draft strategy. If you haven't done so yet, you have only 12 days left to do so.

janinerThu, 13/01/2022 - 4:30pm

General information is available about the Draft NSW Mainland Marine Park Network Management Plan on the Have Your Say website and on the DPI website. The information is mostly promotional. I had trouble locating the actual draft management plan. To save you time, go to , and scroll half way down the page. The link is in a column on the right hand side labelled documents.

One of the criticisms of the document is that it allows the Government a lot of wriggle room when there are competing interests. Pages 15 and 16 talk about "trade-offs" in...

janinerThu, 13/01/2022 - 3:17pm

A community webinar will be held on Wednesday 19th January at 6-7pm on the draft Management Plan for the NSW Mainland Marine Park Network. Port Stephens is part of the five marine parks covered by this management plan. If you would like to attend the webinar, details are in the letter below. Public consultation on the draft plan closes on 31 January 2022.

Dear marine park stakeholder,

As you may be aware the NSW Government has...

janinerSat, 08/01/2022 - 2:21pmLoose oyster line

Over the New Year long weekend, a line of oysters broke loose in strong winds. It was near the boat launching area at Water Street. The line was outside the lease area but it it was bunched up and easily visible. On Wednesday, I tried contacting the phone number that DPI Fisheries had given us, but it was disconnected. I then tried DPI Fisheries, but they were on holidays until 10 Janunary. I then tried the mobile phone number that...

tonyhFri, 07/01/2022 - 10:27am

There is evidence of what I think are deceptive, and possibly illegal, trade practices being conducted by Australian internet retailers. They are advertising for the sale of goods with delivery promises they have no hope of achieving. They don’t actually have the goods in stock, and they don’t have a clue when they will get them. But they do have your order and your money.

Then, when you give up in sheer frustration, you can’t easily contact them -...

tonyhThu, 06/01/2022 - 9:36am

Gardening this week. A risky pursuit I try to avoid at the best of times. Bitten by some cowardly little bastard thing hiding in the grass. The doctor thinks it was a white-tail spider. “This can lead to necrosis,” she cheerfully explained. “That means ‘going rotten’, so you probably won’t notice any difference.”

She prescribed anti-hysterics, anti-erotics and anti-something-else which google tells me could give me vaginal itch. She also offered me free ear wax removal. Generous, I thought....

janinerMon, 03/01/2022 - 3:47pm

We ran into a crab trap line yesterday. The buoy was about the size of a ping pong ball and was difficult to see. There was a line of these traps with small buoys between the oyster lease and the shore and they were in the zone where a lot of people take their boats when the tide is low. We were lucky to avoid a rope wrapped around our propellor.

A fishing licence is required to use a crab trap. There is a limit of two crab traps or 4 hoop nets/witches hats per licenced person. The following...

Today's featured/historical article ...

dougkSun, 09/08/2015 - 11:00pm

Did you ever wonder why ...
Some people spell Boulevarde with a final E
there are others who spell Boulevard with no extra E?

Can both be right?

Council, it appears, is confused because some of our local signs have the E at the end but most official Council records show no extra E. Indeed most Boulevards in the world go without an E to finish. Although Hawks Nest of course has "The Boulevarde"! That final E hasn't been washed away - yet.

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