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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

 Next TRRA General Meeting Will Be At Nelson Bay Bowling Club, 10 August 2015 at 7:00pm

The last General Meeting was held 11 May 2015, Minutes are posted HERE, presentation is available as a .pdf file May 2015 General Meeting PresentationComprehensive reports were given on current issues. Three amendments to the Constitution were passed HERE, 

Latest Members Newsletter HERE. And HERE

 

truck pic 4New Waste Collection Service

Details Of New Service

 

 

billsWarning ! Pensioner Council Rates Trap….

Check your Rates Assessment Notice! 

 

 

planning3Positive Planning Initiatives

New LEP, DA Tracker etc. 

 

 

 

planning3TRRA D.A. WATCH

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 Nelson Bay: Old Xmas Bush Nursery site, 27 Dowling St., Magnus resort, Seabreeze Hotel, Church St.,

Updates Anna Bay: New 150 Room Hotel/219 Tourist Unit west of Port Stehens Drive, Pulse Development, Birubi Beach Resort.

150609 trivia night and silent auctionStop The Sand Mines Trivia Night & Silent Auction, 27 June 2015

Flyer

 

 

IMG_1457AAfter The Storm

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

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

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

 

Dungog 10Developments On Floodmounds – Rampant Approval

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

 

 

ParkingConcern Re Commercial Development Of Donald Street Car Parks

What are PSC Property Services doing with our car parks?

 

 

ParkingA Double Whammy For Nelson Bay CBD

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

 

Examiner 14 April 2015: Boomerang Park Vision Unveiled By Mayor  Further report on this soon!

 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

Council Management Of Resort: Samurai/TreEscape Update 31 January 2015

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

Seven little Snouts in the Trough!!

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?

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 TreEscaoe 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!)

 

WHAT THE PAPERS ARE SAYING !

WHAT THE PAPERS ARE SAYING !

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL NEWS:

 

Examiner 14 April 2015: Boomerang Park Vision Unveiled By Mayor

 

Sand Mining In Port Stephens

Bobs Farm MineBobs Farm Sand Mine – Information

Welcome To Bob’s Farm Mine!

Update 09 Januaruy 2015 – EDO Community Workshop!

 

Bobs Farm MineWho The Heck Was Bob?

An afternoon of stories celebrating the heritage of Bobs Farm

Saturday 18 April 2015

 

Cleanup PupDog Exercise Areas Adopted

Check out new rules, Maps etc.

 

 

billsWrite Off Unrecoverable Debit…….!

Incompetent ? You bet !

 

 

Toilets3Happy To Take Your Dollars But Don’t Try And Spend A Penny!

Woolies Nelson Bay ‘Relieved’ of DA Condition for Public Toilets?

Update 17 December 2014: Thank You Councillor Dingle!

 

 Rubbish Pickup 2What’s Happening To Kerbside Cleanups?

Posted 03 October 2014

On Call Bulk Waste Collection Next Year?

 

Better Planning NetworkPlanning For People Community Forum – EcoNetwork

Sunday 26 April 2015 – Tomaree Community Centre – 2:00 Pm

 

 

Better Planning NetworkBetter Planning Network Community Charter

Posted 15 September 2014

Planning For The people!

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

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?

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? 

MORE

 

 

Port Stephens Elections 2012

Macka2DID MACKA BUY THE PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL ELECTION ?????!

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………..!

 

Newcastle Airport 100 x100Newcastle Airport – PS Council To Waive Sec 94 Fees? 

Examiner 13 Aug: Port Mayor Made Unsuccessful Bid For Airport Exemption

Posted 12 August 2014

 

TRRA – PS COUNCIL REPORT CARD PROJECT 

Posted 31 October 2013

Announced at the AGM.  Read it: HERE.

 

planning_smallAre We In The Dark Over DA’s?

Posted February 17 2014

Should critical information in Development Applications be subject to copyright or is Council just avoiding proper disclosure?  

 

Mackas Brainfart5Closures On The Peninsula?

Posted 06 May 2014

Tomaree Lodge? Yacaaba  Centre?

Updated to July 11 2014: Op Ed Newcastle Herald

 

Driveway of Traditional Craftsman HouseYacaaba Centre, Domestic Violence Counselling Service looses Funding

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

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Usage3TRRA Inc. Website Success

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