Dindemic: Great Lakes - New South Wales - Australia

By dindemic // September 2 2015 // 0 comment
You would be forgiven for thinking Great Lakes Council was simply revenue-raising by adding parking sensors to Memorial Drive Forster from Monday 14 September, but in reality the introduction of the sensors in Memorial Drive and Wharf Street Forster will be a fairer system for drivers in the Great Lakes.And you might be surprised to learn that it's not about the revenue at all!Council's Manager of Waste Health and Regulatory Services, Mr John Cavanagh confirmed that parking sensors, which are electronic devices installed under the road surface in a car parking space, will be installed in Memor

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By dindemic // September 2 2015 // 0 comment
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By dindemic // August 26 2015 // 0 comment
The indoor pool at the Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre has reopened after a seven week closure for a major overhaul."Council is pleased to be able to continue to provide this great facility for our residents after 24 years of successful operations and we continue to value our partnership with the YMCA to deliver healthy programs for our community" said Mayor Cr Jan McWilliams."The pool hall has been closed for six weeks for upgrades and the results are very exciting for us and our members" said YMCA Manager, Mr Len Newman.The big change that most pool users will immediately notice is th

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By dindemic // August 26 2015 // 0 comment
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By dindemic // August 13 2015 // 0 comment
Great Lakes Council has recently completed extensive work to rehabilitate Wallamba Island on the Wallamba River.Wallamba Island divides the ebbs and flows of the Wallamba River from its position off Chapmans Road, Tuncurry.  While the island has silently observed the society and culture of this region, the island's own story reflects vast changes in attitudes and practices.Part of the cultural lands of the Worimi Nation, Wallamba Island would have provided resources for many thousands of years for local Aboriginal people."In the years following European settlement, Wallamba Island was exp

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By dindemic // August 11 2015 // 0 comment
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By dindemic // August 10 2015 // 0 comment
The YMCA is celebrating Great Lakes Council's major overhaul of the indoor swimming pool at the Great Lakes Aquatic and Leisure Centre with a free Open Day on Saturday 15 August."Council is pleased to be able to continue to provide this great facility for our residents after 24 years of successful operations and we continue to value our partnership with the YMCA to deliver healthy programs for our community" said Mayor Cr Jan McWilliams.The Open Day runs from 10am - 2pm and includes free access to the new pool and Zorb balls, a jumping castle, car boot sale, face paint, lucky door prizes, musi

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By dindemic // August 5 2015 // 0 comment
Over 90 people attended Great Lakes Council's launch of Local Government Week on Tuesday 4 August, where 12 new citizens were welcomed to Australia and the 2014 Library Champion was officially recognised.Ms Felicity Carter, Library Champion 2014, was formally presented with her official certificate and floral arrangement.  Felicity spends tireless hours in the community networking and spreading the word of the wonderful works of the Better Reading Better Communities Project.Twelve candidates made their pledges as Australian Citizens during a citizenship ceremony attended by the Local Supe

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By dindemic // August 4 2015 // 0 comment
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By dindemic // July 31 2015 // 0 comment
Great Lakes Council has updated the “Garden Escapees and Other Weeds of Bushland and Reserves" booklet.This third edition booklet includes 52 new pages, six of which relate to general information to assist the home gardener, broaching subjects such as backyard biodiversity values, biological controls and new and emerging species.

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