Midwaste and Great Lakes Council’s Forster Library help us declutter sustainably

Midwaste and Great Lakes Council’s Forster Library will hold a ‘Less is More Workshop’ on Wednesday 6 April at 6pm to help residents learn how to declutter their home and dispose of excess clutter sustainably. Are you surrounded by clutter? Then the ‘Less is More!’ workshop is for you! Learn how to declutter your home (and… click for more

Disaster Recovery Funding Granted to Great Lakes Council

Member for Myall Lakes Steve Bromhead and Federal Member for Paterson Bob Baldwin today announced funding of $243,254 recovery assistance to Great Lakes Council for communities impacted by the January and February 2013 storms and floods. Mr Bromhead said the assistance was being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)…. click for more

Together Day set to be annual for Forster

Marion McDonald, Pamela May, Kevin Hall, Ronnie de Plater and Harold Smith

Locals and visitors, the young and the young-at-heart, in fact, absolutely everyone, is invited to a very special free community event on Wednesday 20 January – the first ever Together!Day at the Community Centre in Breese Parade Forster (next to the Library). This great initiative is the brainchild of Great Lakes Council’s Ageing & Disability Services… click for more

Craft workshops at Tea Gardens and Forster Libraries

Library fun

Tea Gardens and Forster Libraries will be hosting both an art workshop and craft workshop over the long summer break. On Wednesday 13 January at Tea Gardens Library, from 2pm until 3:30pm, Melanie Lee from The Creative Kind will inspire children to connect and express themselves by painting. Also on this day At Forster Library from… click for more

Forster Private Hospital receives a dialysis

Alex Gourley, Stephen Bromhead and Jan Milles.

Public dialysis patients living in Great Lakes can now receive life-saving treatment closer to home, with the opening of a new dialysis unit at Forster Private Hospital. Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said Hunter New England Health is now operating six chairs from the new custom-built renal unit. “I congratulate HNE Health, Pulse Health, who… click for more

Forster Civic Precinct receives a $12M boost


Great Lakes Council is delighted with the announcement that the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions fund will provide a $6 million boost to the civic precinct site. “Together with Council’s matching commitment, we now can deliver a $12 million project to provide outstanding library, visitor information and performance spaces as part of the civic precinct… click for more

Gerard Tuckerman from Great Lakes Council receives Public Service award

Professor Bruce Thom and Gerard Tuckerman

Great Lakes Council’s Manager of Natural Systems, Mr Gerard Tuckerman has received an inaugural award for “public service” for his ground-breaking work in the Great Lakes. The 2015 NSW Annual Coastal Management Awards were presented at the recent NSW Coastal Management Conference held at Club Forster and hosted by Great Lakes Council. “The Public Service Award has… click for more

Forster Private Hospital public dialysis unit

Stephen Bromhead MP Roger Lynch Chair Cape Hawke Hospital and Health Association and Michael Di Rienzo Chief Executive Hunter New England Health

Hunter New England (HNE) Health has reached an agreement to establish a public dialysis unit at Forster Private Hospital, meaning patients will be able to receive the life-saving treatment closer to home. Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said HNE Health reached an agreement with the operator of Forster Private Hospital, Pulse Health, and the owner… click for more

Man charged with assaulting police at Forster

police image

A man will appear in court on a number of charges after he allegedly assaulted two officers in Forster yesterday. About 11.35am yesterday (Tuesday 27 October 2015), officers investigating an alleged domestic incident, attempted to speak to the driver of a white Holden Commodore parked on Macintosh Street. When officers approached the vehicle the driver… click for more

Tuncurry’s John Wright Park Family Fun Day

Marching Koalas

The showers held off Tuncurry’s John Wright Park for the activities at the Family Fun Day held to raise awareness and funds for the second annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Support Groups in Forster and the Manning. Joining the day were popular local musician Matt Zarb, Australia’s Marching Koalas, Taree’s PCYC Gymaroos, the Great Lakes Pipe Band,… click for more