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Early warning signs for river health

MidCoast Council has released the 2016 Waterways and Catchment Report Card which shows that some river systems in our catchments are showing signs of stress. Healthy waterways are fundamental to life in our region. Dr Peter Scanes from the NSW Department of Office Environment and Heritage leads the independent team of scientists contracted by MidCoast […]

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Council to comment on mine proposals

MidCoast Council will prepare a submission to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment after the Department placed an amended Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Rocky Hill Coal Mine, near Gloucester, on public exhibition on Wednesday 17 August. At the same time, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment has placed on exhibition a […]

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The Council merger is announced

Great Lakes, Gloucester and Greater Taree – are now known as Mid-Coast Council Information & image courtesy of the Sydney Morning Herald The Baird government has created 19 new councils across Sydney and NSW. And the government has said it would merge another nine, pending the outcome of litigation over council mergers. “The most comprehensive local government reform in more than […]

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Clean Up day is coming

6 – 10 June Great Lakes residences only – for the areas: The Bucketts Way, Booral Rd, Stroud and Wards River, including all households in this area with Friday waste services. Pile dimensions & Placement – Place items neatly in a pile and not exceed 2 cubic metres or more than 1 standard (6′ x 4′) […]

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Proposed Council three way merger

Information Sessions & Public Enquiry Dates Great Lakes Council is surprised that a late submission by Gloucester Council which recommends the merging of Greater Taree City Council, Great Lakes Council and Gloucester Council is now being considered by the NSW Government. “We note that Gloucester Council’s submission expresses a first preference to stand alone, but, if […]

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More housing on rural properties

Have your say Great Lakes Council is proposing to amend local planning rules to give rural land owners broader opportunities to build second homes on their land and wants to hear feedback from the rural community on the proposal. “At present, rural landholders are limited to either an attached dual occupancy or a secondary dwelling. […]

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