Great Lakes Council is Fit for Future, but so many are not. Who isn’t?

Glenn Handford, Jan McWilliams and Len Roberts

Great Lakes Council is delighted that the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal’s final report into the financial sustainability of NSW councils has found that it is “fit for the future”. “We are particularly pleased to see that Great Lakes satisfied all five criteria to be considered ‘fit for the future’, in fact we are the… click for more

Myall Lakes Community Awards winners announced

Ellie Gooch

2015 Myall Lakes Community Awards recognise our best Well respected Manning Valley resident George Hoad was named the 2015 Myall Lakes Citizen of the Year in a ceremony before a large audience at Club Forster on Saturday. The awards were presented by the Member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie who told the audience that the… click for more

Great Lakes Mayor Jan McWilliams celebrates 20 Years of Service

mayor 20yrs web

Great Lakes Council’s Mayor, Cr Jan McWilliams has been recognised at last week’s NSW Local Government Conference on achieving 20 years of service as an elected councillor for her community. Cr McWilliams was first elected to Great Lakes Council in 1995 and was elected Deputy Mayor in September 2002, a position she held until her… click for more

Continuing bad TV reception in Great Lakes is not met with happy reception


So, it was reported in the ABC regional news on Sunday 27 September that regional communities are plagued by poor reception. Federal Member for Hume, Angus Taylor, quoted: “There are tens of thousands and perhaps more Australians across regional areas who are suffering from poor TV coverage, and I think it’s time for the Government… click for more

Myall Coast News excited NRL Grand Final winner

Gary Hawlett wins tickets to Grand final

One eyed West Tigers supporter Mr Gary Howlett, of Nelson Bay, certainly loves his Rugby League. Being a former player for the lower divisions of the Tigers when he resided in Sydney as a young bloke, now in his 60’s his love of the game and the Tigers is still very much alive and well. Gary… click for more

Great Lakes Council Rangers report on current state of behaviour


Patrolling the Hawks Nest and surrounding areas public places during the recent school holidays, Rangers and members from Great Lakes Council Regulatory Services Division reported that they were fairly pleased with the behaviour and actions by both locals and visitors to the area. Speaking with Myall Coast News on Saturday 26 September, Mr Paul Crossan, Co-Ordinator… click for more

Nabiac Swimming Pool project to go ahead

Nabiac Swimming Pool

GREAT Lakes Council is pleased that three projects – at Nabiac and Bulahdelah showgrounds, and the Nabiac Swimming Pool – can proceed thanks to a NSW Government grant. The recently announced grants totalling $447,634 for three projects under the Public Reserves Management Fund Program (PRMFP) will allow Council and community groups to undertake much needed… click for more