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bobreidSun, 05/06/2022 - 9:54pm

Feedback on our draft North Arm Cove and Carrington local community plan is slowly coming in.

For those readers that have already provided feedback, thank you.

If you haven't yet read the plan and provided feedback please do so. 

I have attached a copy of the draft plan and a feedback form to fill in. The form has details on how to lodge it.

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dougkWed, 25/05/2022 - 6:28pm

With record levels of pre-poll voting right across the country, I had expected that there would be fewer votes cast locally in 2022 than in 2019 but no, the 300 votes cast at the Hall this year was 16 more than 2019. Voting pre-poll proved not particularly convenient for Cove residents. To do so, I needed to make a trip to Raymond Terrace, our nearest pre-poll location.

Dr David Gillespie was of course comfortably returned as the member in our super-safe Nationals seat of Lyne: his 64% 2pp (two party preferred) barely changed from his 65% in 2019.

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bobreidFri, 20/05/2022 - 9:55am

When I say the turkeys are now in the Cove I am not talking about our Federal politicians - even though they are behaving about a bunch of turkeys (or perhaps headless chooks)!

I am referring to the good ol' Australian Bush Turkey. In my 3 decades of living in North Arm Cove, including countless hours exploring our local bush, I have never seen a bush turkey here. I have seen lots of them in Sydney where they now are spotted all over the suburbs.

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tonyhTue, 10/05/2022 - 1:03pm

I ordered a book from Amazon Australia on April 22nd for a May 4th birthday present. It was received by Australia Post for shipping on April 28th with an expected delivery somewhere around the birthday .

“It’s on the way!” says their friendly tracking system, but with the proviso that ,” Your parcel may take longer than usual to arrive due to COVID-19 disruptions”.

One week to get from Sydney to North Arm Cove after I got a switch from a locked-down communist China in four days? However, covid is mutating fast here and...