‘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.      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.

08 September, Annual General Meeting PowerPoint Presentation HERE (pdf file) Minutes HERE

12 November 2014: TRRA Inc. & EcoNetwork PS Inc.

Better Planning Network Public Community Forum 


What the Papers Are Saying !

What The Papers Are SayingNewcastle 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

Stop Press: Minister Admits Crown Land Act Shelved Due To Community Pressure 



NSW-Parliament NSW Parliamentary Committee To Investigate Planning In The Hunter

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



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

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



 Rubbish Pickup 2What’s Happening To Kerbside Cleanups?

Posted 03 October 2014

On Call Bulk Waste Collection Next Year?


Better Planning Network

Better Planning Network Community Charter

Posted 15 September 2014

Planning For The people!


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 Parlliament

TRRA 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? 


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

Posted 06 July 2014: Updated to July 14 2014

Soldiers Point Cost Blowout

Submissions Close 16 July 2014!!


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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Closures On The Peninsula?

Posted 06 May 2014

Tomaree Lodge? Yacaaba  Centre?

Updated to July 11 2014: Op Ed Newcastle Herald



Are 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?  


Cool Text TRRA Political Heat


Nudist Girls 2B

1. Samurai Beach Resort – The Naked Truth

2. Samurai Beach Resort – More Naked Truths

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!)



Karuah Mens Shed – Because He Can…...

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’ ********* !


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Newcastle 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.


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



Posted 31 October 2013

Announced at the AGM.  Read it: HERE.

Cool Text TRRA Backburner 1




Soldiers Point Marina 100 x 105Soldiers Point Marina Ki-boshed by JRRP

Posted 16 June 2014

Is this the end of a 3 year saga for Soldiers Point Residents?


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Proposed Yacaaba Street Extension

Posted 14 December 2013, Updated To 01 July 2014

Yaccaaba Street. Extension Plan report.

 Yacaaba St extension must not block view corridor

change.org petition: ALERT – Foreshore view under threat!


Marina Resort Redevelopment

Posted 14 November 2013, Update 24 June 2014 – Approved!

Redevelopment of Iconic ridge top site in Nelson Bay


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Beached In Birubi!

Posted 17 May 2014, Updated 27 Aug 2014

 Birubi Beach Resort failure – even ‘Bruce Almighty can’t fix it!


Anna Bay ‘Pulse’ Tourist & Entertainment facility

Posted 4 November 2013

18 Million Dollar Development for Anna Bay


Jessie Rd

 Old Anna Bay Sports Ground, Jessie Road

Posted 20 July 2013, Updated to 14 April 2014

Park & Ride/Bus interchange – Council’s Rezoning Proposal.


mobile_phone_towerMobile Phone Tower In Corlette?

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.


Better Planning Network

 Crown Lands Management Review June 2014

Posted 06 July 2014 – Updated 20 August 2014


Future Of Our Crown Land Reserves

Planning-Reform 100 x 100Planning Assessment Commission decried as ‘rubber stamp’ after high approval rate

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.


 NSW Planning Laws Fail To Deliver !    

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

Councils can now make development decisions up to $20 Mill. !!: HERE


EDO Logo1EDO NSW Nelson Bay Workshop Tuesday 25 FEB 2014

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.


Cleanup Pup

Draft Dog Exercise Area Mapping

Posted 24 May 2014

Information on Companion Animals


Apex Park Memorial Relocation

Posted November 15 2013

Looks great, but still no integrated Master Plan for Apex Park.


Bush Fires – Councillor’s Concern  

Posted 14 October, **Updated Dec 12**

Mayor attacks Rural fire service Commissioner, dismisses fire protection regulations as unnecessary .


NB RoadWhere is Cowsh-t Corner?????   

Posted 02 October 2013

MacKas Sand Trucks access approved by Planning Assessment Commission.


Wharf3AShoal Bay – Foreshore Revitalization

Posted 20 Septem, Updated 20 December 2013

Great Job, well done PSC!


120716 PIC 1TRRAMeetingTRRA AGM Meeting: Held Monday 14 October 2013. TRRA AGM Presentation: HERE, (Minutes: HERE. ) Nominations for positions for the Committee are still welcome at any time.

posted September 24 2013

Next TRRA Inc. Meetings:

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