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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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TRRA Inc. 2017 Annual General Meeting Notice

Dear Members  We hope that you and your families will attend this important meeting, and if you feel you can make a contribution, nominate for a position on the Management Committee, we need all the help we can get! For more … 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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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

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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

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‘Meet the Candidates’ – The Video……!

On 15 August 2017 TRRA Inc. held a very successful ‘Meet the Candidates’ forum for the 2017 Port Stephens Council elections at the Nelson Bay Bowling Club, attended by about 240 people and most of the candidates. We have been … Continue reading

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Recent Council approval of ‘Flood Mound Developments’

Recent Council approval Of ‘Flood Mound Developments’  Against the recommendations of Council Staff In an otherwise appalling Council meeting on 28th March 2017, attended by 4 TRRA members and a huge gallery, we witnessed a welcome turnaround on voting on DAs … Continue reading

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Ngioka Centre, can it survive?

Port Stephens Council will reconsider its financial support of horticultural services at the Ngioka Centre, Little Beach. Update-June 28 2017 <a”>Little Beach Ngioka Centre Native Plant Nursery Program Reprieve for Nelson Bay   08 June 2017: Ngioka – Council reviews investment … Continue reading

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

Port Stephens Council’s recent approval of a high density high-rise apartment building at 11-13 Church St – at 33 metres more than twice the official height limit for the site, may be a game-changing move in the long-running struggle to … Continue reading

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