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12 November 2014: TRRA Inc. & EcoNetwork PS Inc.
Newcastle Herald 10 October: MPs In Donation Rorts Should Face Jail: Review
Newcastle Herald: 07 October: Single Authority Called For To manage Port Stephens Estuary
Newcastle Herald 23 September 2014: Steve Tucker New Deputy Mayor Port Stephens
Newcastle Herald 24 September 2014 : Developer donation ban could be lifted if donation caps were lowered review hears
All Roads Lead To Buildev!
Daily telegraph 18 September 2014: Jillian Skinner is on the chopper block over alleged second Buildev helicopter ride
Daily Telegraph 17 September 2014: Federal MP Bob Baldwin linked with developer Buildev: He sold a block of land to company executive’s wife!
Newcastle Herald 17 September 2014: Federal Paterson MP Bob Baldwin and Buildev director Darren Williams relationship in the spotlight
Examiner 18 September 2014: “The Corruption Coast” Wendy Zirngast
ICAC Hearings Conclude, September 12 2014: Fallout – Craig Bauman To Crossbench
Samurai – Has this been costing us $43,000.00 per month ?? Links: HERE
Letter From The Yaccaba Centre 25 August 2014: Answers To Some Misconceptions
Examiner 27 August 2014: Yaccaba Centre Handed Lifeline
The LG Minister Has Invited TRRA Inc. To Make A Submission To This Inquiry…..
Woolies Nelson Bay ‘Relieved’ of DA Condition for Public Toilets?
Posted 03 October 2014
On Call Bulk Waste Collection Next Year?
Posted 15 September 2014
Planning For The people!
Posted 15 September 2014
More Damning Revelations About Our Council From The ICAC
Posted 06 May 2014, Updated to Friday 28 July 2014.
“The Grim Reaper” TRRA Inc. Says: Clean it ALL up!
Posted 26 August 2014
Budget Estimates 19 August Hansard Transcript
Posted 18 August 2014 _Updated 20 August 2014
Reaction from The Mayor: Call For ICAC Probe Into PSC & Mayor Bruce MacKenzie
Posted October 31, **Updated 23 July 2014**
Is PS Council looking after the big developers or its own ratepayers?
Posted 06 July 2014: Updated to July 14 2014
Soldiers Point Cost Blowout
Submissions Close 16 July 2014!!
Posted 03 July 2014, Updated 27 August 2014
How will this critical service be replaced?
We were right, Closures On The Table: Examiner 06 May 2014
Posted 06 May 2014
Tomaree Lodge? Yacaaba Centre?
Updated to July 11 2014: Op Ed Newcastle Herald
Posted February 17 2014
Should critical information in Development Applications be subject to copyright or is Council just avoiding proper disclosure?
Posted 28 January 2014, Update 05 August 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!)
Posted 06 July 2014
Recomendations Are Just Recomendations………..!
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’ ********* !
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.
Examiner 13 Aug: Port Mayor Made Unsuccessful Bid For Airport Exemption
Posted 12 August 2014
Posted 31 October 2013
Announced at the AGM. Read it: HERE.
Posted 16 June 2014
Is this the end of a 3 year saga for Soldiers Point Residents?
Posted 14 December 2013, Updated To 01 July 2014
Yaccaaba Street. Extension Plan report.
change.org petition: ALERT – Foreshore view under threat!
Posted 14 November 2013, Update 24 June 2014 – Approved!
Redevelopment of Iconic ridge top site in Nelson Bay
Posted 17 May 2014, Updated 27 Aug 2014
Birubi Beach Resort failure – even ‘Bruce Almighty can’t fix it!
Posted 4 November 2013
18 Million Dollar Development for Anna Bay
Posted 20 July 2013, Updated to 14 April 2014
Park & Ride/Bus interchange – Council’s Rezoning Proposal.
Posted November 11 2014, Updated To 01 July 2014
Re-emergence of a former plan to install a mobile phone transmission tower on the hilltop reserve about 300 metres southeast of the corner of Foreshore Drive & Sandy Point Road.
Posted 06 July 2014 – Updated 20 August 2014
Future Of Our Crown Land Reserves
Posted February 28 2014, Updated 07 March 2014
The independent authority that assesses some of the state’s most controversial developments has been described as a ”rubber stamp” after a study found it agreed with the Planning Department in 96 per cent of cases.
Posted 29 October 2013, Updated 28 November 2013
Special Community Meeting – Hear CR. James Ryan, 27 November, 6:30pm Tomaree
Library, Boronia Room, Salamander. Details HERE
Posted 14 February 2014
All TRRA members and the public are invited to attend this important workshop.
Update 25 February 2014: 40 attended, extremely successful event.
Posted 24 May 2014
Information on Companion Animals
Posted November 15 2013
Looks great, but still no integrated Master Plan for Apex Park.
Posted 14 October, **Updated Dec 12**
Mayor attacks Rural fire service Commissioner, dismisses fire protection regulations as unnecessary .
Posted 02 October 2013
MacKas Sand Trucks access approved by Planning Assessment Commission.
Posted 20 Septem, Updated 20 December 2013
Great Job, well done PSC!
posted September 24 2013
We must be getting something right…….!
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