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janinerTue, 24/12/2019 - 2:54pm
Oyster basket

The oyster farmers have asked us to report any infrastructure that washes ashore off their leases. They will then come and collect their infrastructure. The infrastructure has a dollar value to the oyster farmers but left loose in the water it is a source of pollution, so it is in everyone's interests for the debris to be collected. The basket in the photo washed ashore in early December. It had about two hundred immature oysters which are worth about 0.75c each when mature.

The oyster farmers also asked us to let them know if there is any damage to...

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mpicklesMon, 09/12/2019 - 7:05am

MCC has provided an updated map of Council owned properties in the North Arm Cove area.

The map was requested to identify areas that may have conservation potential, however also provides other possibilities.

mpicklesThu, 28/11/2019 - 6:45am

Landcare and Midcoast Council along with NSW Land Services provided a workshop on Harmony with Habitat with Mat Bell Senior Ecologist MCC and Scott Meier BARRC Bush Regeneration at the Community Centre 22 November.

Over 45 residents and locals from Hawkes Nest and Newcastle areas attended. Understanding and assessing habitat health was explained by Matt Bell. We live in a very diverse and healthy area, with rare pockets of littoral rainforest and populations of rare and endangered species such as Notable threatened species include koalas, glossy black-cockatoos, squirrel gliders, powerful owls, swift parrots, wallum froglets and white-bellied...

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mpicklesWed, 13/11/2019 - 1:45pm

There are still some vacancies for the habitat workshop Friday 22 November.

Please wear long sleeves, long pants, hat and bring water. Insect repellent and sun screen is advised.

Reigster now with joel.dunn@glcr.org.au

mpicklesSun, 10/11/2019 - 6:58pm

Over 55 residents attended the Consultation with Oyster Farming Stakeholders on Friday 25 October at the Community Centre in North Arm Cove.

The meeting was held to inform residents about Oyster Farming as required under the Good Neighgourhood Policy of the 2016 Oyster Strategy.]

Guests included;

Ian Lyall Program, Leader Aquaculture NSW, DPI
Rob Peever, District Fisheries Officer, NSW DPI
Representatives from XL Oysters OL86/140
Representatives from Sweetwater Oysters OL86/138 §
Malcolm Hunter and Georgina Martin, Environmental Health Coordinators, MidCoast Council
Mark Bulley Regional Coordinator NSW...

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