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tonyhTue, 23/06/2020 - 10:55am

Some notes on land valuation:

The council prepares its budget, then theoretically calculates the return from rates it requires to fulfil that budget. It spreads the rate charges out in proportion to the latest land valuations. If your neighbour’s valuation goes up more than yours, he/she will pay proportionately more. If the council's projected expenditure comes down (and pigs fly), all our rates should come down in proportion. The point being that a land valuation increase doesn't necessarily mean higher rates.

The valuations are supposed to be based on unimproved land. This should mean that, if you have...

janinerSun, 21/06/2020 - 7:45pm

Valuer General Land Valuations

Most landowners at North Arm Cove would have received their July 2019 land valuations in the last two months. If you disagree with the valuation you have 60 days to lodge an objection. The last date to object is written at the bottom of the Notice of Valuation.

These valuations are based on local sales figures and are used to determine rates and land tax.

If you think that your valuation is incorrect, lodging an objection online is easy. The land valuations and property sales figures for all of NSW are...

dougkThu, 18/06/2020 - 4:00pm

This week's challenge ...

janinerWed, 17/06/2020 - 11:20am

Dr Hennes from the Karuah Medical Centre has provided the following list of all the free funded vaccines for protection this winter 2020.

Free seasonal Influenza vaccine is funded for the following groups at higher risk of complications from Influenza.

All aboriginal and Torres strait islander people aged 6 months and over.

all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age (including aboriginal

and medically at risk).

All individual aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions , namely :

Cardiac disease


janinerSun, 14/06/2020 - 7:49pm

The following article is from our Karuah GP, Dr Hennes.

I know you may be reading this thinking, 'this is just another article on the magical power of exercise', and you are right! There have been all too many articles that state another 'new' 'better' method of walking. Which quite frankly, justifies how you feel right now, I agree.

What if I guaranteed, that after you read the short few lines to follow, that I will absolutely change the way you see the world of exercise?

Very well, I will continue to tell you.


mpicklesWed, 10/06/2020 - 5:49pm

Are you looking to obtain a boat license?

Sea School Western Sydney - Jenny Nugent is providing a course for children over 12 years and adults here at North Arm Cove Community Hall.

10:00 am - 2:30 pm Saturday 4 July

COVID 19 Procedures will be followed. A minimum number of places are available.

The course covers license theorey and testing, all steps are covered on the same day! It includes the Practical Boating Course, the Boating Knowledge Course and the Boating Knowledge Test. For more information see ...