General News

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...

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 ...

janinerWed, 03/06/2020 - 2:19pm

An article from Dr Hennes

There is, no doubt, much concern regarding the Coronavirus in the local region and in particular amidst the elderly community. A such, we have devised 5 informative World Health Organisation (WHO) steps to minimise the spread of COVID-19.

The following questions will be addressed below:
1.How does the COVID-19 Virus Spread?
2. Should I be wearing a mask?
3. How do I protect my family and I from getting the virus?
4. Are people over the age of 65 more prone to infection?


mpicklesThu, 07/05/2020 - 3:45pm

MidCoast Council mayor, David West has supported the move to postpone September's local government elections until 2021. If you have missed this news you can read about the statement here. Great Lakes Advocate 3 April

The elections were scheduled for the 12 September 2020. A significant development in the way that Councillors represent thier areas is the introduction of Community Plans. At the Southern Area Reference Group meeting held 6 March community representatives were informed that Community Plans will be the agreed funding and works priorities for the villages and towns.

Community Plans however have...

janinerThu, 30/04/2020 - 11:33am

Karuah Medical Centre is one of the website sponsors. They now have both funded and unfunded influenza vaccines for those unable to find it elsewhere.

As from 1st May, anyone visiting an aged care facility will need evidence of a current flu vaccination. For more details visit .

janinerSun, 05/04/2020 - 7:48pm

We have received word from the Karuah Medical Centre that the funded influenza vaccine is now available.

The following categories that are of higher risk are eligible for the funded influenza vaccine:

all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and over

· all children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age

· all individuals aged 5 years and over with medical risk conditions

· pregnant women (influenza vaccine can be given at any stage of pregnancy)

· people aged 65 years...

mpicklesFri, 03/04/2020 - 12:08pm

Woolworths Basics Box for $80 including delivery to your door

It helps provide meals, snacks and a few essential items you may need to tie you over.
Contactless delivery within 2-5 business days with Australia Post (longer for some regional and remote areas. Please see estimated delivery times here)
Eligible customers over 60 or holders of an eligible concession card are able to buy the Woolworths Basics Box online.
If you’re not over 60 or don’t hold an eligible concession card you can either apply for Priority Assistance to enable you to buy the Woolworths Basics...



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