General News

Loal ConroyMon, 26/09/2022 - 4:46pm

Residents invited to attend an informal discussion on the feasibility of a Men’s Shed in the village of North Arm Cove

North Arm Cove Community Centre
Saturday 8 October 2022 – 12 noon to 2 pm

Coffee in the Cove will remain open

Areas for consideration:

bobreidSun, 25/09/2022 - 7:16pm

At this weeks Council Ordinary meeting on Wednesday 28 September Councillors are scheduled to consider submissions to the paper subdivision section of the draft rural strategy.

Of the 430 submissions to the rural strategy, 278 contained comments, suggestions or feedback on the paper subdivision report and land within and adjoining paper subdivisions.

Since there was a large number of submissions on paper subdivisions, Council staff have divided their analysis into the following ten groups:

A. Objection to consultation process

bobreidThu, 15/09/2022 - 10:51am

Pindimar is holding its annual market day on Saturday 29 October from 9am to 3pm.

Activities include:

  • thong throwing competition
  • cake stall and BBQ
  • home brew beer judging
  • RFS and local history display
  • chocolate wheel
  • bric a brac sale
  • car boot sale
  • music by Doug G

It is being held at the Pindimar RFS shed and community hall at Koree St, North Pindimar.

North Arm Cove and Carrington residents are invited to join in the fun.


janinerWed, 31/08/2022 - 11:40am

MidCoast Council is always updating its policies and documents. As time goes on, some documents are updated or there are new projects, and these are all advertised through the “Have Your Say” part of the Council website. The webpage allows ratepayers to contribute to this process.

The current set of documents being reviewed are:

Draft Rezoning Application Policy
Draft Barking Dogs (Animal Noise) Policy
Draft Control of Open Burning Policy
Draft Tree Maintenance on Council Managed Land policy

Submissions on these documents are open until 4.30pm Wednesday 5 October 2022.

To make sure...

bobreidFri, 26/08/2022 - 9:09pm

MidCoast Council has released draft policies on barking dogs and open burning for community review and feedback.

Both of these issues can cause concern and nuisance in North Arm Cove so residents are encouraged to read these draft policies and provide Council with feedback on them.

Draft barking dog (animal noise) policy

Barking dogs can be a serious problem, and they can cause annoyance, stress and loss of sleep. 

bobreidSun, 14/08/2022 - 9:11pm

On Friday I was called by a journalist from the Newcastle Herald newspaper about an article on North Arm Cove property that he was writing.

The article was prompted by the big property price increases in North Arm Cove over the last couple of years.

He wanted to know more about North Arm Cove, what it was like to live there and was was happening with the non-urban land. 

bobreidSat, 06/08/2022 - 9:11pm

I am pleased to advise that the North Arm Cove and Carrington Local Community Plan has been completed.

When we first started preparing it in February 2021, following instigation of the process in mid 2020 by MidCoast Council, we didn't expect it would take so long. But despite Covid lockdowns, steering group members leaving the Cove, disagreements with Council staff on the plan content, and then Council rescinding the community plan framework without any consultation, we have finally got a completed plan.

bobreidSun, 24/07/2022 - 9:12pm

At Council's Ordinary meeting this coming week (Wednesday 27 July) Council will be considering rural strategy submisions on:

  • A. Waterway Zones – zone criteria, land uses and development standards; and
  • B. Rural Zones – zone criteria, land uses and development standards. 

The minutes for the meeting contain a detailed report on these zones, together with responses to these submissions and details of any proposed changes to the Rural Strategy as a result of them.

bobreidSun, 17/07/2022 - 8:58pm

MidCoast Council has released a draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy and is seeking community feedback on it.

This policy applies to the management, investigation and enforcement of unlawful activity with the MidCoast Council area.

The aims of the policy are to:

bobreidSun, 10/07/2022 - 6:15pm

MidCoast Council has commenced the release of a series of reports on submissions to the draft Rural Strategy, based on common locations or issues.

These reports contain discussions on the submissions, copies of the submissions relevant to the report, and Councils response to the submissions. Names of submitters are redacted under privacy provisions.

Council received a total of 430 submissions, including five from State agency organisations.

The first report was included in the agenda of Council’s Ordinary Meeting on 25 May. This report considered:



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