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bobreidThu, 29/07/2021 - 1:56pm

Karuah East Quarry is a State Significant Development with an established Community Consultative Committee (CCC).

The purpose of the CCC is to provide a forum for open dialogue between the operators of the quarry and representatives of the local community, stakeholder groups and local Councils.

The CCC are seeking suitable applicant(s) to join the established committee. Applicants will generally live locally and/or are members of community, environment, Aboriginal or Industry stakeholder groups. 

Positions on the CCC are voluntary and you will be expected to:

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bobreidSat, 03/07/2021 - 6:40pm

On Friday I was contacted by Drew Morris, MidCoast Council's Catchment Officer, regarding some upcoming projects in North Arm Cove to help reduce sedimentation runoff into the waterway. The work will be carried out over the next few months. Details of the work, as provided by Drew Morris, are:

janinerFri, 25/06/2021 - 2:46pm

An application for an abalone farm at Clarke St, Pindimar has been withdrawn.

The Pindimar Bundabah Community Association has been fighting this proposal for nearly two decades. The proposed farm would have been land based and was to include tanks, ponds and sheds. Sea water would have been used in the ponds and waste water would have been piped out into the Port.

The main concern was regarding the nutrients being returned to the Port via the waste water and the long term effects that this water would have on the aquatic environment. The local residents were also...

janinerSun, 16/05/2021 - 11:42am

In 2020 a group of 8 farmers in The Branch undertook major works on their properties to protect wetlands and riparian vegetation while improving their water points, fencing and pasture. Hunter Local Land Services, Landcare Australia and MidCoast Council partnered to provide advice and funding to these farms to help implement the works.

On Friday there is a workshop to understand what has been implemented, see on-ground works, the results achieved, and find out how you can get involved.
We’ll also explore the property to see what was done on the ground, find out how the land has...

janinerTue, 11/05/2021 - 8:00pm

There has been a red barge on the eastern side of the Cove south of Bundabah for the last few days. The derelict oyster lease in this location has been leased after being vacant for several years. One of the lease conditions is removal of the derelict posts. The posts in this area are huge, closely spaced and create a fenced area. The barge is being used to remove these posts.

janinerSun, 09/05/2021 - 12:35pm

OISAS-Public-Consultation-Draft-Have-Your-Say-Document.pdf

The 2021 Review of the NSW Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy (OISAS) is currently on public exhibition

The Department of Primary Industries is seeking public comment on the 2021 review of the Strategy, last published in 2016. Submissions are due by 28 May, 2021.

I have not had a chance to read the whole document yet. The NACCAi Aquaculture Subcommittee will prepare a submission, but local residents are encouraged to make their own submissions.

For more details and to download the document, go to https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/aquaculture/2021-review-of-the-nsw-oy... .

janinerFri, 23/04/2021 - 4:27pm

News from Birdlife Australia: Shorebird Directory Launches

After years of painstaking research, the National Directory of Important Migratory Shorebird Habitat launched on 21 April — a vital step towards effective migratory shorebird habitat protection around Australia.

The National Directory of Important Migratory Shorebird Habitat ('Directory') identifies, and guides investment into the protection and restoration of, important migratory shorebird habitat around Australia. It builds community awareness and Indigenous knowledge, helps achieve the goals of the Australian Government’s Wildlife Conservation Plan for Migratory Shorebirds and contributes to the implementation of Australia’s international obligations to the conservation and management of migratory...

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bobreidSun, 04/04/2021 - 9:10pm

According to my weather station we had 605mm of rain in March - an awful lot of rain. It's no wonder the ground is so wet and sodden!

The wettest day was 18 March when we had 260mm, and the highest rain rate was during the magnificent storm on the night of 28 March when we had 49mm in about half an hour, at a rate of 106mm per hour.

I am wondering if our March rainfall is the most we have ever had in a month - it is the most monthly rainfall that I have recorded over the past few years - does anyone have historical records that can confirm this?

janinerTue, 30/03/2021 - 4:04pm
Bennetts Beach, Hawks Nest

We have had a lot of rain in the last few weeks. In the big event ten days ago we had about 450ml and then on Monday night we had an amazing storm about 1am which added a further 50ml. The water is a dirty brown colour and there are logs, sticks and lots of flotsam. The Easter break is just a few days away and we still have dirty brown water coming down from the catchment. So is swimming in the water a safe activity?

I have previously recommended that people need to look at the NSW Food...

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bobreidSun, 28/03/2021 - 10:42pm

This animal was seen last Saturday 23 March near 110 Cove Boulevarde at about noon.

Is it someone's pet, or a dingo? Does anyone know and can answer the riddle?

We do know that dingo's have been spotted in the bush near Goorengi Road and this animal might be one of them. 

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