Category Archives: HOT ISSUES

New look Council, but the old culture survives

*NB: This post has been edited at the request of the TRRA Management Committee and differs from the original article. “The new Mayor and Councillors have made a disappointing start, at their first meeting held on 26 Sept 2017.” The … Continue reading

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Mambo Fight Continues – 01 Oct 2017 Protest at Site

Update 01 October 2017 Oct 01 2017: Mambo wetland angst sparks rally Oct 01 2017: Port Stephens Koalas launches ‘Go Fund Me’ page A successful protest meeting was held today at the Mambo wetlands site at 11 am to discuss … Continue reading

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Lawyers Picnic At Lagoons Estate 2017

This is our annual roundup of the Lagoons Estate saga, we covered this in 2015, 2016, and now in 2017 it is still a Lawyers Picnic. On 12 September 2017 Justice Pembroke set down a further hearing date May, 2018. … Continue reading

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Nelson Bay at the Crossroads

Examiner 07 March 2017: TRRA pushes for strict height limits in Nelson Bay CBD  – Keeping the character or the town Non Negotiable This opinion piece in the Examiner by Nigel Waters, TRRA Planning Committee Convener, will be the last word in the … Continue reading

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TRRA Joins Nelson Bay Lobby Group

Geoff Washington, TRRA President Writes: TRRA JOINS NEW NELSON BAY LOBBY GROUP In recent years TRRA Inc. has been a member of the Nelson Bay Chamber of Commerce more recently called Tomaree Business Chamber.  This has provided an opportunity to … Continue reading

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February 2017 Newsletter – DA Watch

Our General Meeting, 7:00 pm Tuesday 21 Feb at Nelson Bay Bowling Club is shaping up to be one of the most important for Nelson Bay Residents for some time. Two major issues will be discussed at this meeting. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Council Amalgamations, Council Elections, Council Submissions, D A Watch, Planning Issues, Planning Submissions, PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL, TRRA Newsletters | 1 Comment

Lawyers Picnic at Lagoons Estate 2016

 Press Clippings Updated to 20 May 2016.  I wonder what the new ‘City of the Hunter Coast Council’ will make of this when they get the multi-million dollar bill next year???  Posted 07 April 2016. 12 Years of litigation, and the only winners are … Continue reading

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McCloy High Court Challenge Fails

McCloy High Court Challenge Newcastle Herald 07 October 2015: McCloy’s challenge rejected  Newcastle Herald 07 October 2015: ANALYSIS: How the donation penny dropped  Newcastle Herald 07 October 2015: OPINION: Power of corporate patrons  Newcastle Herald 08 October 2015; OPINION: No risk … Continue reading

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Will The Port Stephens Ratepayers Ever Get the ‘Cabbage’ from the Cabbage Tree Road Sand Mine? Part 2

HOT ISSUES This story just keeps evolving as we research it. The Cabbage Tree Mine has now been on the agenda for the Council Meeting 28 July 2015, so this a continuation of the story from Part 1. However it … Continue reading

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Local MP Takes On PSC Mayor

Macka may have finally met his match.   It may have been easy to refuse public access and push people around at Council meetings when you are the Mayor, and abuse people at public meetings, but it may be another story … Continue reading

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