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Tomaree Ratepayers And Residents Association is an Incorporated Community Group based in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens on the Tomaree Peninsula, NSW, Australia.  More Info HERE.      For More on how this website operates, and how to subscribe and be notified of all new posts please go to the bottom of this page.

We have archived some of our older maternal to another page so that things won’t look so cluttered and will load quicker  To the Back-Burner Page      Cool Text TRRA Backburner 1

Forum 3The Next TRRA Meeting will be at Nelson Bay Bowling Club, 6:00 pm, Monday 14 December. There will be a Quick Update for the end of the year, and Xmas Drinks……..



santa36Please take this opportunity to meet the TRRA Committee members one on one and discuss anything you like over a convivial drink.  We would like to meet you and wish everyone the compliments of the season and look forward to a successful new year.



Newsletter IconNovember 2015 Newsletter

The Latest from TRRA Inc.



McCloyMcCloy High Court Challenge Fails

Posted October 09 2015

Q: When will we ever see the full ICAC report?

A: When big developers run out of Lawyer Money……


Pony Club BMXAlexander Park Dressage, Salt Ash Pony Club or Bruce’s BMX?

Posted October 09 2015,Updated to 27 October……...

More Fallout from the ABC Background Briefing Show. Get the full story! 


Macka 3The Sand Mining Mayor Who Loves A Deal 

Posted October 02 2015

Background Briefing-ABC Radio National 9:00 AM Sunday 04 Oct.

Update Sunday 04 October 2015: Audio Link to full Show

The show was certainly an insight on how things get done by our Mayor at Port Stephens Council. The show is a result of about 22 Hours of recordings done by Anne Arnold in her research into this issue. If you missed it, they are repeating it on Tuesday evening at 9:00 PM on ABC Radio National (FM 98.3 up here) 


Newsletter IconOctober 2015 Newsletter

The Latest from TRRA Inc.



Forum 3The TRRA Annual General Meeting was held 14 September 2015. All information about the AGM is available HERE



BPAGBoomerang Park Raymond Terrace – ‘A Walk In The Park’

Walk with the Action Group for an insight into this historic site Flyer HERE

Fundraiser Movie night Thursday 04 November 2015

HEADS UP !! We will be posting a major story on this issue ASAP!


planning3TRRA D.A. WATCH

Posted 27 September 2015

TRRA Planning Sub Committee monitors all D.A.’s of interest submitted to Council and the Department of Planning. Check this link regularly for the latest updates and comment

DA Watch


Updates include: Soldiers Point Marina, Anna Bay Resort, Seniors living at Diggers, more ‘caravan park’ housing, Rural residential Strategy, Floodplain Management, Corlette Point Foreshore

Anna Bay 1Major Victory For Anna Bay Community Action Group

Posted 20 August 2015

****Breaking News******


Bay Resort 1$230 Mill Anna Bay Resort

Posted 16 August 2015

Submission made to Council


Kate 1Local MP Takes On PSC Mayor

Posted 13 August 2015

Has Macka Finally Met His Match?


Port Stephens CouncilAn Evening With Macka’s Mafia……………

Posted 06 August 2015

Report on PS Council Meeting 28 July 2015

What your Elected Representatives are up to…………


Mackas SandUrgent! Macka’s Sand To Increase Sand Truck Movements 200%

Posted 5:00pm Friday 07 August 2015 –

Community Forum: Williamtown Public Hall, Nelson Bay Road


CQP 1Cabbage Tree Road Sandmine

Posted 25 July 2015

Will The Port Stephens Ratepayers Ever Get the ‘Cabbage’ from the Cabbage Tree Road Sand Mine? Part 1 Updated 20 August 2015: Part 2


Australian Dollar Notes Bundles StackIs Port Stephens Council As Financially Viable As They Would Like Us To Believe?

Posted 25 July 2015

Councillor Geoff Dingle on  the current financial status of our Council. 


Money-down-drain 1Ratepayers Millions down The Drain?

Posted 19 June 2015

Lagoons Estate – Court Battles With PSC


Tree Removal 1Update On Tree Policy Changes

Posted 19 June 2015

Council’s proposed changes to its tree removal policy are on public exhibition, until 30 July.


truck pic 4New Waste Collection Service

Posted 30 June 2015

Details Of New Service



billsWarning ! Pensioner Council Rates Trap….

Posted 17 June 2015

Check your Rates Assessment Notice! 



planning3Positive Planning Initiatives

Posted 14 June 2015

New LEP, DA Tracker etc. 


IMG_1457AAfter The Storm

Posted 06 May 2015

Is The Council Going To Do A Green Waste Pickup For Residents?

PSC Storm Recovery Information

Updated PSC Media Release 11 May 2015


Dungog 14Reaction to Mayor’s Controversial Tree Cull Proposal

PSC – 03 June 2015: Update: Dangerous Tree Removal Statement May 2015

Check this story before you cut down any trees……!

Dungog 10Developments On Floodmounds – Rampant Approval

Posted 05 June 2015

Mackenzie: ‘Have not seen any houses floating past yet” !!



ParkingConcern Re Commercial Development Of Donald Street Car Parks

Posted June 05 2015

What are PSC Property Services doing with our car parks?



ParkingA Double Whammy For Nelson Bay CBD

Posted October 29 2014

Donald Street East And Coles Closure will cause Parking Chaos in Nelson Bay

A report is being prepared on a new proposal for this site


Oasis Close Pic 240x180Ash St/ Oasis Close – Walkway To Nowhere?

Posted 06 July 2014: Updated to October 30 2014

An Update is being written on this matter


 Works Plan 2015-2025 – Extract from Straregic Asset Plan P-206-219

150331 Submission on Draft PS DCP 2014  This goes before Council for adoption July 14, further report soon

Comment from Bejeepers in ‘Have your Say’ – “Shoal Bay Cage” issue.

Seven little Snouts in the Trough!!

Posted 24 February 2015

Seven Little Pigs in the Trough

Prediction 24 Feb 2015:::   THIS   will romp through Council tonight………..!!!!

We were right, it did, moved K Jordan seconded S Dover: Carried. We estimate that with the General Manager and Staff attending, with fees, accommodation, air fares etc. this will probably run into around $25-30,000.00. How many little piggies does it take to change a light bulb in Darwin? We were not aware that the same Councillors went on a similar jaunt to Hobart Tasmania Last year…….

Newcastle Herald 17 April 2014: Former Councillor Slams Trip

In Depth P.S.C. Financial Investigation: 

balancesheetWhat is the true state Of The Books At PSC?

First posted 23 December 2014

Why Have Council Removed The Business Units From The Annual Financial Statements?


                                    Financial-Statements              Financial-StatementsFinancial-Statements

 Part One 03 Dec. 2014.                       Part Two 05 Feb 2015                         Part Three  18 April  2015


Port Stephens Council Holiday Park Management

Nudist Girls 2B1. Samurai Beach Resort – The Naked TruthSamurai TNT 4

2. Samurai Beach Resort – More Naked Truths

3. Samurai Beach Resort – The Last Naked Truth

4. Samurai TreEscape Updated To 31 January 2015

Originally Posted 28 January 2014

How Port Stephens Ratepayers lost Their Shirt ! 

Listen to the interview on ABC Newcastle Local Radio 1233 Monday 17 Feb HERE (give it time to download!)











Examiner 14 April 2015: Boomerang Park Vision Unveiled By Mayor


Sand Mining In Port Stephens

Bobs Farm MineBobs Farm Sand Mine – Information

Update 09 Januaruy 2015 – EDO Community Workshop!

Welcome To Bob’s Farm Mine!



Bobs Farm MineWho The Heck Was Bob?

Saturday 18 April 2015

An afternoon of stories celebrating the heritage of Bobs Farm



Cool Text TRRA Political Heat

2015 NSW State Election:     

Comment:  Politics is always difficult……….

Full House at Forum

Full House at TRRA Forum

 10 March 2015 TRRA ‘Meet the Candidates’ Full Report: HERE

Mistaken Identity: A letter to all PS Councillors and MPS from one of our activists

More State Election Coverage HERE

2014 LOCAL POLITICS:  There is so much that we have archived it on a separate page: HERE 

2015 LOCAL POLITICS:  State Election Coverage – We have archived it on a separate page: HERE 

Analysis of these important reports soon.

Report: Panel Of Experts – Political Donations

Interim Report And Summary – From NSW Parliamentary Committee 


NSW-ParliamentNSW Parliamentary Committee To Investigate Planning In The Hunter

Posted October 17 2014

The LG Minister Has Invited TRRA Inc. To Make A Submission To This  Inquiry…..


I.C.A.C Investigations

CaptureHas The High Court Killed ICAC?

Posted April 18 2015

Opinion Piece

Newcastle Herald May 05 2015: Baird’s Plan To Bolster ICAC’s Past Findings

Newcastle Herald May 06 2015:Bipartisan Support For ICAC ‘Validation Bill’

Newcastle Herald 07 May: Kate Washington Thanks ICAC in Maiden Speech

ABC The Drum 8 May 2015: Good On Mike Baird For Cleaning Up The ICAC Mess


The Cross BenchICAC – Local Govt. Minister: Please Finish The Job!

Posted 15 September 2014

 More Damning Revelations About Our Council From The ICAC


Grim-reaper-death-WallpaperICAC: Who Is In The Cac At ICAC?

Posted 06 May 2014, Updated to Friday 28 July 2014.

“The Grim Reaper” TRRA Inc. Says: Clean it ALL up!


NSW ParlliamentTRRA Inc. Issues Raised In NSW Parliament

Posted 26 August 2014

 Budget Estimates 19 August Hansard Transcript


552022_109590482522731_1413107044_nICAC, Mackenzte & McCloy – Should Property Developers be Mayors Too?

Posted 18 August 2014 _Updated 20 August 2014

Reaction from The Mayor: Call For ICAC Probe Into PSC & Mayor Bruce MacKenzie


What is going on at WALLALONG?   

Posted October 31, **Updated 23 July 2014**

Is PS Council looking after the big developers or its own ratepayers? 




Port Stephens Elections 2012


A chronological account of the media coverage is available HERE

We will keep this post updated as the story unfolds, more to come….! WE RESURECT A CONTROVERSIAL UNPUBLISHED FILE FROM OUR ARCHIVES!

NB******* ! Update 01 March 2014 Newcastle Herald: ‘Bruce Almighty’ ********* !


140301 Lewis CartoonNewcastle Herald PSC Election Investigation

Posted 02 March 2014,  Updated To Friday 07 March 2014!

Herald Reporters Investigate PSC Election Rort

Read the full ‘Bruce Almighty’ Series, with Editorial letters and comments.


Bruce01Karuah Mens Shed – Because He Can……

Posted 06 July 2014

Recomendations Are Just Recomendations………..!


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