Category Archives: PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL

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

Posted in 2017, ANNOUNCEMENTS, Council Decisions, Council Elections, Council Responses, HOT ISSUES | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2017, Council Financial, HOT ISSUES, Litagation, Planning Issues | Leave a comment

Meet Our New Council

The final Council election results were made available at 11:38 am today on the Electoral Commission website HERE Mayor: Ryan Palmer Central Ward: Steve Tucker, Sarah Smith, Chris Doohan East Ward: Glen Dunkley, Jamie Abbott, John Nell West Ward: Giacomo … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, ANNOUNCEMENTS, Council Elections, PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL | 3 Comments

Questionnaire to PS Council Election Candidates

The Port Stephens Greens have sent a comprehensive 24 Question survey to all lead candidates in the 2017 Council election. Twelve of the candidates completed the questionnaires. Some of the responses are quite interesting and can be viewed HERE. Please … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Council Elections | 7 Comments

Dysfunction highlighted at PS Council Meeting 28 March 2017

“Bearing in mind that now we have an Council election imminent on 09 September, TRRA strongly urge you as Port Stephens residents and ratepayers to attend a Council meeting and witness what the Councillors that you elected to represent you actually do at these meetings. Get a carload together for something different to do on a Tuesday evening. We can assure you that the entertainment provided is just as good as what is available on TV on a Tuesday nights and it is part of your civic duty to be properly informed before you choose your representatives.” Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Council Meetings, PORT STEPHENS COUNCIL | 1 Comment

Soldiers Point Marina Update March 2017

Soldiers Point Community Group Inc. To Members and Friends, Up-Date on Proposed Extension of the Soldiers Point Marina: Land and Environment Court Proceedings – Class 1 Appeal – Clippers Anchorage Pty Ltd After the exchange of Reports by both parties the … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, ANNOUNCEMENTS, Council Submissions, PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2017, Council Submissions, Planning Issues, Planning Submissions | 1 Comment

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

OPINION: Musing on Mergers – Out of the frying pan, into…..?

This clip is from an article in the Herald recently (28 May 2016 HERE) about the rail corridor, and sums up my thinking for some time on what will come out of the merger process: “An amalgamation between Newcastle and Port Stephens … Continue reading

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May 12 2016 – TRRA Update On Council Mergers

*Breaking News*: Newcastle Herald 12 May 2016:  NSW Council amalgamations announced by Premier Mike Baird   “Mike Baird has just announced that 19 new Councils will be formed across the state through amalgamations. Administrators and interim general managers have been appointed to each of … Continue reading

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