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

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

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

Glenn Handford Great Lakes Council GM hits 20 years of service

Great Lakes Council’s Mayor, Cr Jan McWilliams has applauded General Manager Mr Glenn Handford’s achievement of 20 years of service at Great Lakes Council. Speaking at a ceremony held before the Council meeting, Cr McWilliams said that a large part of Great Lakes Council’s success is attributed to Mr Handford’s leadership. “Glenn has really been responsible… click for more

Rose Crick from Bulahdelah passed away after battle with cancer

former Port Stephens Examner worker Rosemary Crick

Well known Myall Coast News and former Port Stephens Examiner newspaper person Rosemary Crick passed away last Thursday morning after an 8 month battle with cancer. Many of you would know Rose since she is a ‘local girl’ from Bulahdelah. For the last 3 months Rose has been so very instrumental in getting the Myall Coast News, this important… click for more

Improve Fish Habitat in Myall Lakes

Myall Lakes fishing grants

Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead encourages individuals and community groups wanting to improve fish habitat in Myall Lakes to apply for a grant with more than half a million dollars available through the NSW Government’s Habitat Action Grants Program. Mr Bromhead said fishing clubs, community groups, local councils and individuals can apply for grants… click for more

Great Lakes Council Mayor, Jan McWilliam gives update

Local Government Week We have kicked August off with Local Government Week, there are many activities for people of all ages during this NSW-wide celebration of Local Government and the services provided by Councils. The Library is running a series of events for children from birth to 18 years of age and Council is putting… click for more

Great Lakes Council takes up challenge to raise awareness of dementia

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

THREE members of Great Lakes Council’s leadership team have taken up the “21 Day Your Brain Matters” challenge to raise awareness of dementia and at the same time, reduce their own risk of dementia. Alzheimer’s Australia reports that the Great Lakes Local Government Area has the highest incidence of dementia in NSW. By 2050, diagnoses… click for more

Kate Washington hits out at State & Federal

Kate Washington MP Port Stephens Canditate

The Federal budget is heartless and State cuts to services are cruel, according to Labour Candidate for Port Stephens, Kate Washington. The Labor Candidate said to Myall Coast News that, “The Federal budget proposes extraordinary changes that will see the most vulnerable people in our community disadvantaged.” “And yet, according to the Federal Member for… click for more