Road works by Great Lakes Council commence at Marine Drive Tea Gardens

Council work Tea Gardens

WORK has commenced to reconstruct Marine Drive along the Tea Gardens foreshore. “The works are being undertaken along Marine Drive between Ogden Street and Maxwell Street, linking with upgrade works undertaken in 2011,” said Council’s Director of Engineering, Mr Ron Hartley. “Further works are planned for east of Maxwell Street during 2015,” said Mr Hartley…. click for more

Great Lakes Ageing Strategy outlined by Council’s Lyndie Hepple

Councils Great Lakes Ageing

GREAT Lakes Council has placed the Great Lakes Active Ageing Strategy on public exhibition and comments are invited from the Great Lakes community. Earlier this year, Great Lakes Council partnered with COTA NSW (formerly Council on the Ageing) to develop the Ageing Strategy for the Great Lakes. The document outlines a number of actions within… click for more

Bulahdelah Way handover

Pacific Highway Bulahdelah

The section of the Pacific Highway that has been bypassed at Bulahdelah, from south of Booral Road to the new northern interchange at Lee Street, is now proposed to be handed over to Great Lakes Council from Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). This road is now known as Bulahdelah Way. As with previous handovers, negotiations have… click for more

Myall Coast Mudcrabs will not make the Finals – see the gallery of season photos

Myall Coast Rugby Union

THE Myall Coast Mudcrabs Rugby Union side were beaten 27-11 in a hard fought encounter by Gloucester “Cockies” on a greasy Gloucester park last Saturday.   Once again the Mudcrabs showed spirit in the first half but lack of possession and a one-sided penalty count did the Muddies no favours. The second half became a… click for more

Buahdelah Central School SES Program

SES Program at Bulahdelah School

Bulahdelah Central School recently held their SES (State Emergency Service) cadet program at the school. Deputy Principal, Deb Gilbert, was very proud of her students taking part in the program and described their participation as “exceptional”. “Our 15 students included Rheanna White, Emma Lyall, Jayden Lilley, Eryn Cameron, Courtney Agett, Tiffany Rinortner, Charlie Brown, Talia… click for more

Great Lakes Council’s 21 day Brain Challenge for Alzheimers

: Great Lakes Councillor Leigh Vaughan, General Manager Glenn Handford and Director of Corporate and Community Services Steve Embry

IT seems that the issue of “time” was the biggest challenge within the Councils “21 day Brain Challenge”. Three of Great Lakes Council’s leaders have all but completed their Brain Challenge to raise awareness of dementia, which required them to exercise their brains every day for 21 days. UPDATE: After realising early in the Challenge… click for more

Local sport results for the Myall Coast

Bob Foster and Doug Naylor

ATHLETICS Tea Gardens Runners At Raymond Terrace Primary Schools Zones 5-8/8/14 8-10yrs Girls: Lilly-Ann White 800m 2nd. 200m 1st. 100m 1st. Keira McGregor 800m 4th. 200m 3rd. 8yrs Girls: Keira McGregor 100m 1st in 16.03 At the Lookout 10.8.14 6Kms: Tate Bruinsma 25m36, Ben Rochester 40m27, Tracey Rochester 40m28. 4Kms: Brad Markham 22m02. Our next… click for more

Michael Christie speaks at Hawks Nest Tea Gardens

Daniel Christie's father Michael

Every now and then, someone crosses our path, not as a coincidence but for a worthwhile reason. This happened to Ann Scully at Myall Coast News last Saturday when I spoke with Michael Christie, father of coward punch victim, Daniel Christie who was seriously assaulted in Sydney on New Year’s Eve 2013. Daniel, aged 18, was treated… click for more

Myall River Action Group disappointed at dredging announcment

Gordon Grainger frustrated at dredging

By Gordon GRAINGER The Myall River Action Group (MRAG) regret to advise the myall coast community that the commencement of the dredging program promised for August this year will not take place and that a revised date is May 2015. Reasons provided to the MRAG by Great Lakes Council, managers of the project, include the… click for more

Karuah Roos win at home

Ben Bradley Karuah Roos watching on

Karuah Roo’s had a massive win over Abermain with a score of 58-16 in one of the best games of the season. Ryan Saunders, Alex Simon, Tyson Stamp and Trent Saunders each score a try. Trent also converted. Two tries each went to Daniel Evans, Jon-Roy Clarke and Josh Page (Josh, also kicked 8 goals)…. click for more