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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,

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

Help get rid of the dreaded bitou!

Join in Australia’s longest running bitou eradication project. This year’s Crowdy Bay National Park bush regeneration camp will be held at Kylies Beach (10 minutes south of Laurieton, 30 minutes from Taree) from 13th-19th May. Community members are invited to

Council de-merger on the horizon? And no go to Masters?

Country Labor Candidate, Dr David Keegan and Shadow Minister for Local Government, Mr Peter Primrose have signed a written pledge that should Labor be elected into government, a council de-merger referendum, and stopping Masters are initiatives that they will pursue

And the show goes on…

Well it was a full house for Taree’s “Meet The Candidates” . . . What a show! What a line-up, spread across the stage behind a long trestle table, a bit like the Last Supper.  Hosted and recorded by Community


Peter Epov On 23 March, NSW voters will go to the polls to elect a new Government, and at this election your vote WILL count and it may not only determine who will represent the electorate of Myall Lakes, but

Community Conversations

MidCoast Council has now scheduled the next round of community consultations. So get along and express your views on the matters that concern you. Related PostsIT’S WAR! MidCoast Council community rally to stop Masters acquisitionCalling all Council Candidates!The people have

Our Cardiologist’s plea to the Candidates for Manning Hospital

WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE: ICU with nurses and ICU specialists. Some of the nurses and all of the ICU specialists have previously worked at the Mayo Cardiac Cath Lab. This is good as some of the nursing staff are already