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 ‘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. 

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Latest Newsletters HERE – Latest Press Releases HERE

Click Here for How High? – High Rise In Nelson Bay Page!  

Upwards not ForwardsHistory of Building Height increase proposals

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Affected Areas 

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See more of Save Nelson Bay from High Rise on Facebook

Click Here for The Mambo Wetlands Land Sale Story

Click Here for The TRRA Council Election Page !
New Look Council, but old culture survives…….

Posted 03 Oct 2017

The new Mayor and Councillors have made a disappointing start, at their first meetingcooltext158393527833168TRRA Meetings:

The Last TRRA  Meeting was the Annual General meeting held 7:00 pm, Tuesday 17 October 2017 Nelson Bay Bowling Club , Agenda: HEREMinutes  HERE  

The Next TRRA Meeting will be a special meeting on CBD Building Heights 7:00 pm, Monday 12 February 2018 Nelson Bay Bowling Club: More details to follow

All TRRA General Meeting dates for 2018  HERE Soon!

 All TRRA Newsletters are available HERE

Latest below:

Click here for December 31st Newsletter

A newspaper article with the correct heading “Community Protests Nelson Bay Strategy – Council Has It Wrong”

December 25 2017:  Community Protests Nelson Bay Strategy -Council has it Wrong

Click here for Update – 23 December 2017
  1. Council tries to impose high rise on Nelson Bay. 2 Mambo Wetlands – Developer tries again.
08 December 2017 Special Newsletter – Building Heights

Details of proposal to Double the Height Limit throughout the entire Town Centre!


 All TRRA Press Releases Are Available HERE

Latest Below:

Battle lines drawn – the height war the Nelson Bay community must win.

Posted 08 Dec 2017


Attention Nelson Bay Community!

This crane is 35 meters high, this is the 10 Storey height limit for high rise buildings (with possible exceptions) that your Council is proposing for the whole Nelson Bay CBD! Meeting 12 Feb 2018…..


Planning Issues:
 Long term planning vision and environmental provision is what’s needed in Port Stephens | TRRA OPINION

Posted 15 Aug 2017

Nigel Waters is on the planning assessment sub-committee of the Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association. 

** Opinion – State’s neglect of peninsular getting old**

Posted 30 July 2017

This is a Must Read!  Phillip O’Neill is professor of economic geography at Western Sydney University.

Whats The PlanDA Watch September 2016

Updates Include: Shoal Bay: Height Limits; Catalina Motel , Nelson Bay: Car Parks re-development, Corlette: New shops and services at Salamander Centre, Port Stephens: Pathways Plan.





December 25 2017:  Community Protests Nelson Bay Strategy -Council has it Wrong

22 Sept 2017: Macka wins the Golden Ernie


Council Decisions:

A High-rise Nelson Bay? The story so far.

Posted 05 June 2017 – Full update on Implications of Council Decision

Previous Council approval of ‘Flood Mound Developments

Posted 20 Aug 2017

Against Council Staff Recommendations

25 July 2017: Monster final Port Stephens Council Panned

Ngioka Centre, can it survive?

Posted 14 June 2017 – Updated 28 June 2017

Port Stephens Council will reconsider its financial support of horticultural services at the Ngioka Centre, Little Beach.

Thou Shalt not ‘impute’

Posted 25 May 2017

Journalist Joanne McCarthy has finally made public in today’s Newcastle Herald, 24 May 2017, some of what we were aware has been going on behind the scenes at Port Stephens Council for some time.
Dysfunction highlighted at PS Council Meeting 28 March 2017

Posted 02 April 2017

Soldiers Point Marina Extension Update

Soldiers Point Community Group

   Click Here for the Council Amalgamations/Merger Page!
Breaking News!!  Dungog Council Meltdown

Check out What the Papers are saying  and the Dungog Council Press Release

on the Council Amalgamation Page

TRRA is proud to be associated with this initiative. More Information HERE  This meeting was a great success with over 500 people attending: – News of The Area 11 May 2017:  Mental Illness Forum draws much community support   –   Lifting the lid on Mental Illness

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  Our New Format Website for 2018, How it works………..!

Website Map – Index, Everything is now Indexed Find it Quick!

Click the link above to see how it works. Heaps more archived posts in the TRRA Back Burner File, click on the Logo below to go there ………


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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The design of this site has enabled the TRRA Inc. Management Committee to keep our membership and other interested parties up to date on current issues by posting our Reports, Submissions and Developments directly onto the site. Our mission is to appreciate and defend this lifestyle and environment for ourselves and our children. 

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