North Arm Cove Community Website

bobreidMon, 17/02/2020 - 9:36pm

The minutes from the 8 February meeting have been completed and are available for members to review. Note that the format has been changed to make them easier to follow, with actions from the meeting clearly identified.



janinerFri, 14/02/2020 - 5:34pm
Black Plastic Casing from Oyster Pole.

Below is a message from Matt at XLOysters:

The Port Stephens Oyster farmers are conducting a shoreline clean up on Friday 21st February.
We have multiple sites around the Port, and North Arm Cove is one of them.
We are aware that there may be some rubbish that has washed up on the shoreline. The purpose of our clean up is to clean not only oyster waste but any waste that may have made its way to your shoreline.
If residents have rubbish on the shoreline by the afternoon of Thursday 20th, we will...

nigeltFri, 14/02/2020 - 4:20pm

Solitude.  A recent mid-afternoon, scrambling precariously across the fractured rock headland just east of Balberook Creek. Barely a breeze, patchily overcast, gently warm – a welcome relief from the preceding days and weeks. Slowly descending towards the sandy cove a shallow dome interrupts its sharply angled surrounds. Lodged firmly against a rock face, one sadly departed turtle; green by name, but coyly sheltering behind chelonia mydas.

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bobreidTue, 11/02/2020 - 9:32pm

This post is a brief summary of what happened at the NACCAi meeting last Saturday 8 February.

The meeting had three parts to it: Forum and survey on the constitution, the Annual General Meeting, and the General Meeting.

Constitution Forum and Survey

The forum commenced with an introduction by President Jim Parnell on how it was going to be run, which was followed by a presentation by Secretary Maria Pickles on the Executive Committee’s views on the geographical area that should be covered by the constitution and the reasons why.

mpicklesFri, 07/02/2020 - 2:59pm

SARG Report

The Southern Area Reference Group meets the 1st Friday of every month. NACCAi is represented on this group at present by Maria Pickles. Other groups may also attend the meeting.

The main focus of this groupo has been monitoring works requests to council for works that have been on the books for a long time. Now that these works are up to date the focus has now changed to community planning...

mpicklesThu, 06/02/2020 - 7:46am

Consultation Forum on the NACCAi Constitution

Note that this forum has been arranged following concerns and issues raised in the last months on the proposed Constitution.


10 am – 11.00 am approx

Welcome Jim Parnell

Brief introduction

Main Discussion points.

1. Locality / Village/ Urban Non Urban

2. Membership

3. Committee composition

4. Voting – how can we manage perceived differences...

mpicklesWed, 05/02/2020 - 5:00pm

Mid Coast Council conducted consultations last year with communities as the first stage of developing new planning rules for the Mid Coast. NAC was respresented at the meeting held in Tea Gardens meetings by Maria Pickles. No other residents attended.

Sue Calvin Senior Strategic Planner MCC has sent an email to let us know that they are ready to consult with individuals and the community. Exhibition commenced todayvWednesday 5 February.

Visit our website at to see how the draft strategies and reviews apply to your land, your neighbourhood and across the...

janinerSun, 02/02/2020 - 12:14pm

As the partner of one of the Constitution Subcommittee members, I have listened as many people have called Bob over and expressed their views. A modified quote- “Why do good people hold such wildly differing views and why do others’ views seem so illogical”? It is obvious that we have a broad range of opinions about some of the clauses that need to be in the new constitution and we are not going to always agree.

The subcommittee tried to take a middle path in December and 68% of people voted for the December draft. 75% was required and...


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dougkSat, 18/11/2017 - 12:12pm

This is not a story about the army take-over of our peninsular. Those events are however mentioned in the book about our village – which is of course a great gift option for family and friends! Instead, this is a story about the past efforts of the local community to change the name of our village.

The two neighbouring villages to our east, Bundabah and Pindimar, bear names of Aboriginal origin. In 1983, the North Arm Cove community felt that our village too should be known by the Aboriginal name for the area: “Baromee”. But as...