‘A Port Stephens Community Voice’
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. Subscribe in the Sidebar on the right with your email address to be notified of all major posts.
To freshen the site up, we are only going to keep the current issues on the front page. We think it important however that we archive all the previous content for posterity, as funnily enough , just when we think these issues are all done and dusted – they come back again! So – We have fired up the old TRRA BACK BURNER and devoted a special Page to each of the four categories that have emerged since 2008 as everyone’s major concerns.
- TRRA – Local News
- Planning and Development Matters
- Local Government – Our Council – We considered a special one here, exclusively for our Mayor, but…….
- State Government Matters – ICAC stuff is on a sub page….
So click on THE DROP-DOWN MENUS across the TOP OF THE PAGE or on the Icon below and select your category for archives of previous issues. There are now 44 Pages, 231 Posts and 687 Images on this site……………Enjoy!
The Next TRRA General Meeting will be at Nelson Bay Bowling Club, 7:00 pm, Tuesday 16 February 2016.
Guest Speaker: Dr Samuel Wills, who lives at Hawks Nest and has a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford University. There will be A full report and discussion on the proposed Amalgamation of Port Stephens and Newcastle Councils..
TRRA Will be providing an in depth analysis on what the proposed Council amalgamations will mean to the people of the Tomaree Peninsula, and an aggregation of what the media is saying about it. TRRA says: ” keep a cool head at this stage, no one really knows how this is going to work yet!”
All Council Amalgamation News is now updated regularly on Council Amalgamations
Updated 25 January 2016: See Report on Extraordinary Council Meeting Press Release, January Newsletter
WHAT THE PAPERS ARE SAYING !
LOCAL Papers, Radio, TV NEWS:
“Beauty is in the eye of the Beerholder”
Newcastle Herald Jan 28 2016: Port gift gaffe sparks Australia Day storm
Newcastle Herald Jan 28 2016: The stubby holder and a timely message
Examiner 21 June 2016: Peter Kafer calls to reinstate webcasting of council meetings
Newcastle Herald 19 Jan 2016: Kate Washington Promoted to front bench
Newcastle Herald 17 Jan 2016: Banned Aid – NSW Electoral Commission investigates banned Hunter developer donations to the Liberal Party
Examiner 13 Jan 2016: Mayor to ‘shirtfront’ Chinese President Xi Jinping…….! Birubi Resort a ‘blight’ on Chinese relations
Examiner 13 Jan 2016: Holiday Parks Thou Walla and Trescapes in financial difficulty
Examiner 07 Jan 2016: Strategy the key for Nelson Bay business
Newcastle Herald 10 Jan 2016: Macka’s quarry plans queried
Newcastle Herald 04 Jan 2016: Dingle asks state to stop Port’s spend
Examiner 01 Jan 2016: Lime solution to fix Salt Ash BMX stockpile
Posted 04 Feb 2016
Report on Horizons Meeting.
Posted 02 Feb 2016
Council Merger analysis from TRRA Management Committee
Posted 29 Jan 2016
Full TRRA Analysis: Fit for the Future Fiddle !
Posted 25 Jan 2016
What is $200 K of your money going to be spent on?
Proposed Merger Port Stephens Newcastle Council Councils
More detail on merger Press Release, Public meeting dates
Posted 12 December 2015 (Updated 08 Jan 2016)
Opinion: Could a pair of fake breasts have triggered a saga that changes forever the powers of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption?
The Latest from TRRA Inc.
Posted October 09 2015
Q: When will we ever see the full ICAC report?
A: When big developers run out of Lawyer Money……
The Latest from TRRA Inc.
Posted 17 December 2015
TRRA Asks: How much more of this sort of behavior will be tolerated by this Government and its Minister before some action will be taken?
Posted October 09 2015,Updated to 27 October……...
More Fallout from the ABC Background Briefing Show. Get the full story!
Posted October 02 2015
Background Briefing-ABC Radio National 9:00 AM Sunday 04 Oct.
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)
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
Updates include: Soldiers Point Marina, Anna Bay Resort, Seniors living at Diggers, more ‘caravan park’ housing, Rural residential Strategy, Floodplain Management, Corlette Point Foreshore
Walk with the Action Group for an insight into this historic site Flyer HERE
This needed to be published but it still needs a bit of work
Posted 20 August 2015
Posted 16 August 2015
Submission made to Council
Posted 13 August 2015
Has Macka Finally Met His Match?
Posted 5:00pm Friday 07 August 2015 –
Community Forum: Williamtown Public Hall, Nelson Bay Road
Update: Newcastle Herald 10 Jan 2016: Macka’s quarry plans queried
Posted 06 August 2015
Report on PS Council Meeting 28 July 2015
What your Elected Representatives are up to…………
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
Posted 25 July 2015
Councillor Geoff Dingle on the current financial status of our Council.
Posted 19 June 2015
Lagoons Estate – Court Battles With PSC
Posted 19 June 2015
Council’s proposed changes to its tree removal policy are on public exhibition, until 30 July.
Posted 30 June 2015
Details Of New Service
Posted 17 June 2015
Check your Rates Assessment Notice!
Posted 14 June 2015
New LEP, DA Tracker etc.
Posted 06 May 2015
Is The Council Going To Do A Green Waste Pickup For Residents?
PSC – 03 June 2015: Update: Dangerous Tree Removal Statement May 2015
Check this story before you cut down any trees……!
Posted 05 June 2015
Mackenzie: ‘Have not seen any houses floating past yet” !!
Posted June 05 2015
What are PSC Property Services doing with our car parks?
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
Posted October 31, **Updated 23 July 2014**
Is PS Council looking after the big developers or its own ratepayers?
Posted 06 July 2014
Recomendations Are Just Recomendations………..!
In Depth P.S.C. Financial Investigation:
First posted 23 December 2014
Why Have Council Removed The Business Units From The Annual Financial Statements?
Part One 03 Dec. 2014.
Part Two 05 Feb 2015
Part Three 18 April 2015
Port Stephens Council Holiday Park Management
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!)
Sand Mining In Port Stephens
Welcome To Bob’s
Saturday 18 April 2015
An afternoon of stories celebrating the heritage of Bobs Farm
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 Pages
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