Posted by: northsidepa | April 24, 2019


After many months of lobbying by Northside Progress Association to Council and Councillors, Council has organised a trial of Square Technology – basically a tap system of payment.  The trial starts this Friday and drivers are  being  trained by Will Eades, the Contractor.

We congratulate the Council for bringing the ferries into the modern era!  Check out the Council website for publicity.

Enquiries: Kingsley Searle President M: 0 419 615 509

Narelle Milligan. Secretary. M 011 236 124

Posted by: northsidepa | April 4, 2019


Dear Residents and  NSPA Members. A survey has now been done of  “Kangaroo” Park near Ferry Reserve and the report will be sent to Council. It will allow us to know exactly the boundary between the housing blocks  at the back ( no information  on the sale yet) and the front area which is now designated as Community Use by Council.

NSPA won a grant for  historic Coal Wharf Reserve in conjunction with Council last year. The plan is to install a limited amount of tables and seats to make the area more visitor friendly and useful.  There will also be interpretative signage. Council’s landscape architect is now drawing up the design which will be available for you to see.

For  enquiries please contact the Secretary : Narelle Milligan or President: Kingsley Searle or Vice-President Carla McKern  on

Posted by: northsidepa | March 26, 2019

Electronic Payment Trial for Ferries

The electronic payment trial is still in progress. Please contact NSPA about your experience using the Square Technology.



Posted by: northsidepa | February 20, 2019


A reminder that this meeting of the Northside Progress Association is NEXT week, Wednesday 27th Feb. at 7pm at the Fire Shed. Top agenda items will   be the result of the Council meeting and the plan to paint angle parking lines on our side of the Settlement Pt.  ferry.All welcome whether you’re a member or not. Enquiries: Secretary: 04 1123 6124 (Narelle Milligan)

Posted by: northsidepa | February 18, 2019


A lending library was established under a resident’s  house  some years  back and after the flood of 2013 it was re-established in a  recycled  frig at Ferry Reserve and went very well until some students decide to vandalise it on a number of occasions.

Some keen volunteers have decided to try once more in the same format with the support of the Library who donated books. There has been discussion on vandalism prevention as unfortunately some children were caught on camera and are  living on the North Shore.

Please support us by donating a book. taking a book or if you really love it, put it in your own library. Jigsaws, DVD’s, children’s books and magazines are also part of the lending.

The recycled frig will be decorated and activities are planned to involve younger residents more.  For further information please contact Jennifer Labone M. 0 429 837 804.

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