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 ‘A Port Stephens Community Voice’

D-_TRRA_TRRA-Website_Website-Images_Logos_TRRA-Inc-wwwTomaree Ratepayers And Residents Association is an Incorporated Community Group based in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens on the Tomaree Peninsula, NSW, Australia.  More Info HERE.      Subscribe in the  Sidebar on the right with your email address to be notified of all major posts.


2016 Issues:

TRRA Joins Nelson Bay Lobby Group

The purpose of NBN is to create a partnership of organisations and individuals working towards a better future for Nelson Bay Town Centre and its foreshore.  Its key objective is to create a united voice and cohesive advocacy group to represent the interests of businesses and the community of Nelson Bay.

Examiner August 30 2016: Nelson Bay NOW formed to liaise with Port Stephens Council 

N.S.W. Independent Commission Against Corruption

Bribe_20151009121118ICAC Report – Operation Spicer Report Released 30 Aug 2016 *

Long Awaited Report Finally released – Even More ICAC Stories: HERE

Media Stories Updated to 24 November 2016

CaptureICAC Still Under Threat

Posted 12 December 2015 (Updated 30 August 2016) Report Now Tabled

Opinion: Could a pair of fake breasts have triggered a saga that changes forever the powers of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption?

McCloyMcCloy High Court Challenge Fails

Posted October 09 2015

Q: When will we ever see the full ICAC report?

A: When big developers run out of Lawyer Money……

Mambo Wetlands

 Mambo Fight Continues  – 01 Oct Protest at Site

What You Can Do – Key Points for Submissions

Mambo Update: 300 people turn out on Grand Final Weekend!

Sunday, 1st October on the corner of Port Stephens Drive and Foreshore Drive at 11.00am.

0 KoalaOctober 2016: Update on Mambo Wetlands Issue – ‘Come And Walk the Mambo Wetlands

Posted 12 May 2016 – Updated to 04 Sept 2017

Sold off ‘by mistake’

 Mambo Land SaleSave Mambo Wetlands’ Community Forum 

 5:45 PM Thursday 26 May – Horizons Golf course

Posted 12 May 2016 – Updated 01 June 2016

Mambo 4Are The Mambo Wetlands Under Threat?

Posted 12 May 2016 –Updated 01 June 2016

Big slice of Mambo Wetlands On Sale 09 June

Lagoons Estate

Lawyers Picnic at Lagoons Estate 2017

Posted 19 Sept 2017

The longer this goes on the more expensive it gets

Lawyers1Lawyers Picnic at Lagoons Estate 2016

12 Years of litigation, and the only winners are the lawyers!

Posted 12 April 2016 (Updated to 20 May 2016)

Money-down-drain 1Ratepayers Millions down The Drain?2015/16

Posted 19 June 2015 (Updated to 5 April 2016) More Soon!

Lagoons Estate – Court Battles With PSC


2015 Issues:

Salt Ash Pony Club – BMX Track

  Macka 3Minister Toole’s Belated Response to Background Briefing Program

Posted 17 December 2015

TRRA Asks: How much more of this sort of behavior will be tolerated by this Government and its Minister before some action will be taken?

Pony Club BMXAlexander Park Dressage, Salt Ash Pony Club or Bruce’s BMX?

Posted October 09 2015, Updated to 20 Jan 2016

More Fallout from the ABC Background Briefing Show. Get the full story! 

Macka 3The Sand Mining Mayor Who Loves A Deal 

Posted October 02 2015

Background Briefing-ABC Radio National 9:00 AM Sunday 04 Oct.

Update Sunday 04 October 2015: Audio Link to full Background Briefing Show

The show was certainly an insight on how things get done by our Mayor at Port Stephens Council. The show is a result of about 22 Hours of recordings done by Anne Arnold in her research into this issue. If you missed it, they are repeating it on Tuesday evening at 9:00 PM on ABC Radio National (FM 98.3 up here) 

Cabbage Tree Sand Mine

 CCQP 1abbage Tree Road Sandmine

Posted 25 July 2015

Will The Port Stephens Ratepayers Ever Get the ‘Cabbage’ from the Cabbage Tree Road Sand Mine? Part 1 Updated 20 August 2015: Part 2

 National Broadband Network

NBN 2The NBN is in Nelson Bay!

Posted 01 June 2016

Watch out for the spin

NBN 2The NBN IS Coming, But What Are We Getting?

Posted 12 April 2016

Plagued by delays and speed issues? 

2016 'Meet The Candidates' Forum Flyer 1A Candidates Forum and TRRA General Meeting was held Wednesday 15 June 2016. 

Guest Speakers were the Federal Election Campaign Candidates. General Meeting Agenda: HERE,  Press Release: HERE, Sub-Committee Forum Report: HERE, Minutes: HERE, Letter to successful candidate HERE

Planning Issues

Whats The PlanTRRA D.A. WATCH

Posted 18 September 2016

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 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.

Whats The PlanPositive Planning Initiatives

Posted 14 June 2015

New LEP, DA Tracker etc. 

ParkingConcern Re Commercial Development Of Donald Street Car Parks

Posted June 05 2015

What are PSC Property Services doing with our car parks?

ParkingA Double Whammy For Nelson Bay CBD

Posted October 29 2014

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

BPAGBoomerang Park Raymond Terrace – ‘A Walk In The Park

Walk with the Action Group for an insight into this historic site Flyer HERE

Fundraiser Movie night Thursday 04 November 2015

Boomerang IconBoomerang Park/RT Mens Shed

This needed to be published but it still needs a bit of work

Anna Bay 1Major Victory For Anna Bay Community Action Group

Posted 20 August 2015

Power to the people!

Bay Resort 1$230 Mill Anna Bay Resort

Posted 16 August 2015

Submission made to Council

Our Council……


Port Stephens CouncilAn Evening With Macka……………

Posted 06 August 2015

Report on PS Council Meeting 28 July 2015

What your Elected Representatives are up to…………

DoohanLetters: Examiner April 12 2016 MP’S Actions Prove Costly

Posted April 14 2016

Kate 1Local MP Takes On PSC Mayor

Posted 13 August 2015

Has Macka Finally Met His Match?

  Tree Policy Changes

Tree Removal 1Update On Tree Policy Changes

Posted 19 June 2015

Council’s proposed changes to its tree removal policy are on public exhibition, until 30 July.

IMG_1457AAfter The Storm

Posted 06 May 2015

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

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

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

Flood Mound Developments

Dungog 10Developments On Floodmounds – Rampant Approval

Posted 05 June 2015

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

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? 

Bruce01Karuah Mens Shed – Because He Can……

Posted 06 July 2014

Recomendations Are Just Recomendations………..!

In Depth P.S.C. Financial Investigation: 

Australian Dollar Notes Bundles StackIs Port Stephens Council As Financially Viable As They Would Like Us To Believe?

Posted 25 July 2015

Councillor Geoff Dingle on  the current financial status of our Council. 

balancesheetWhat is the true state Of The Books At PSC?

First posted 23 December 2014

Why Have Council Removed The Business Units From The Annual Financial Statements?                                    
Financial-StatementsPart 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 2

2. Samurai Beach Resort – More Naked Truths

3. Samurai Beach Resort – The Last Naked Truth

4. Samurai TreEscape 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!)

Sand Mining In Port Stephens

Mackas SandUrgent! Macka’s Sand To Increase Sand Truck Movements 200%

Posted 5:00pm Friday 07 August 2015 –

Community Forum: Williamtown Public Hall, Nelson Bay Road

Update: Newcastle Herald 10 Jan 2016: Macka’s quarry plans queried

Bobs Farm MineBobs Farm Sand Mine – Information

Update 09 Januaruy 2015 – EDO Community Workshop!

Welcome To Bob’s Farm Mine!

Bobs Farm MineWho The Heck Was Bob?

Saturday 18 April 2015

An afternoon of stories celebrating the heritage of Bobs Farm

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