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leny's blog
mpickles's blog
sch's blog
susanc's blog
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denise's blog
janiner's blog
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mareli121's blog
peterc's blog
SharonE's blog
tonyh's blog
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kathk's blog
Mollerw's blog
peterf's blog
sirius's blog
WizardofOz's blog
davidw's blog
garysylvaney's blog
JenMc's blog

Recent blog contributions

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mpicklesFri, 08/02/2019 - 3:28pm

Changes to Tree Preservation Orders Update

Mid Coast Environmental Group have put together a document which outlines key factors Council should consider in developing an environmental policy particularly in reference to the rescinding of Tree Preservation Orders.At the meeting of MidCoast Council on 6th February 2019, and has presended a petition asking Council to commit to undertaking genuine community consultation regarding tree and native vegetation protection, before amending the current Development Control Plan (DCP).

mpicklesFri, 01/02/2019 - 7:41am

The recent letter I received from the DPI did not address all the concerns regarding the changes to Logging Laws.

Logging law changes in NSW will lead to increased harvesting including old growth trees, and bigger areas of clearing. The DPI proposes to use residue timber for fuelling power stations including one at Buladelah.

The ABC investigation provides a thorough unpacking of the impact of the new laws.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-20/why-burning-trees-for-electricity-may-not-be-good-choice/10488230

There is still time for us to lodge objections to local members and the Minister for Primary Industries.

Rant
dougkWed, 30/01/2019 - 4:35pm

They must be doing it really tough down there in the nether world of cheats, con artists and blaggards.

Have you noticed that the quality of scam phonecalls has hit an all time low? If I have to I leap out of my comfy chair seven times in two days to answer the same scam NBN phonecall, the very least I expect is an actual human being on the other end of the line.

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mpicklesTue, 29/01/2019 - 9:11am

Support for the listing of Port Stephens area as a World Heritage Site is receiving interesting feedback.

Meetings are to be scheduled by the Marine Parks Association for Tea Gardens, Karuah and Foster soon.

Should NAC host a meeting as well? The Marine Parks Association are looking for members. This association can help us provide education and information programs for residents about our marine environment.

What is so special about this area?
If this bid is successful, it will be the only designated
World Heritage estuary and...

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