At the 10 April Council Meeting, MidCoast Councillors voted by nine (9) votes to one (1) to advance the $40 million Masters Office centralisation project to the Design stage which is estimated to cost around $1 million. Councillor Epov was

Common Sense and Good Questions.

Among those in the community who spoke at Council against the decision for Council to move to the Masters’ Building, based on the figures presented to Council in the report commissioned by Council from the Balmoral Group – a national

Bob & Co Make A Pit Stop With Us

The irrepressible Bob Brown, his partner Paul, members of the Bob Brown Foundation, and a convoy of supporters are driving  to Queensland to raise awareness …yet again, at the madness of allowing the Adani mine to go ahead.  We had

What low life has done this?

Okay, you can call me a tree hugger along with a lot of others who appreciate trees. Who not only respect and enjoy the beauty, peace and comfort of sheltering shady trees, or who have been awestruck standing in the

Community conversations crash!

Last month, MidCoast Council commenced its latest round of community engagements entitled “Community Conversations” supporting the opportunity for people to have their say directly to Council Executives and Councillors. Events were held at Old Bar, Nabiac, Stroud and Halliday’s Point,


A breakdown of who won and who lost.  NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, won an historic victory, against significant odds to become the first sitting female Premier to lead a political party to be re-elected to Government in NSW. For the


We have all seen the shocking state of the river system that was the life blood for a huge area of QLD, NSW and SA.  The deaths of millions of fish, some so old they have survived all other water

Independent Candidate Jeremy Miller . . .

A strong local member, focussed on local needs, can help people navigate government services and departments, help local groups take their issues to ministers and bring a profile to promote the region to businesses, tourists and investors. My commitment –


We need a CHANGE! Not necessarily in the Government of the day, but in the way we are governed. Politicians have become the slaves of their Party, in many cases led by self interest rather than the interests of Australia. 

A Memorial for the whole of New South Wales

Bernadette Foley takes a special tour of a special memorial  In recognition of Anzac Day this month, let me tell you of a walk I took recently through the striking new additions to the Anzac Memorial, New South Wales’ most

Lennard Bruce Roberts Has His Day in Court

Magistrate Franklin, sitting in the Newcastle Local Court, spent some time deliberating before sentencing  MidCoast Councillor Len Roberts, on the charges of common assault against an indigenous former Karuah Land Council employee, Zac Schmierer. Before the hearing, Mr Roberts was

Mr Phillip John COSTA

Parliamentary Service Position Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly Member for Wollondilly Minister for Rural Affairs Minister for Regional Development Minister for Water Minister for Corrective Services Member, Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics Chair, Standing Committee on Broadband