Posted by: northsidepa | December 14, 2017


A thank you to the Firies will be held at Settlers Inn tomorrow (Saturday 16 Dec) at 4pm. Free keg so please drop in for a while and say thank you for the tremendous effort they put in over the past few days ( and it’s not finished yet). Thank you to Settlers Inn.

The Christmas Lights Competition is on again and judging will take place on the  night of 21 December. First, second and third prizes sponsored by NSPA for the best decorated house on the North Shore.

A box  is now in  the  Settlement Pt ferry cabin  for Santa to deliver presents  on Christmas day at 8am on the Northside landing at Settlement Pt. Come along and watch the children’s delight at seeing Santa arrive by ferry. This tradition has been observed for over 30 years!

Posted by: northsidepa | December 1, 2017


NSPA was represented by our new President  Carla McKern, VP Kingsley Searle and myself (Secretary) at a meeting yesterday with relevant Heads of Council including the General Manager  and the Mayor following the breakdown of the Settlement Pt. ferry some days ago.

We are pleased that, as a  result of our intense lobbing, the Council is currently trialling the SMS system which was due 1 July this year. They have also developed a set of protocols to ensure smoother communications in times of breakdowns and emergencies.

If there are no more glitches they expect the “opt in” system to  be in place before Christmas. They will also give adequate  warning, as far as possible, of refuelling times and days.

There will be other changes to assist traffic flow so we await these. If you would like more specific detail of the meeting please contact



Posted by: northsidepa | November 12, 2017

North Wall Clean up

Volunteers from the CSU and Hastings Sustainability Network assisted by residents of the North Shore will meet at 10am this Sunday 19 Nov. to remove litter from the Wall and then  Coal Wharf where there’ll be a BBQ at noon.  Please bring a hat, gloves and water. If you wish to come to the BBQ please contact Narelle Milligan M. 0411236124 or T. 656843271 for catering purposes. We hope to see you there and appreciate your care for the environment.

Posted by: northsidepa | November 9, 2017


A  preliminary meeting was held today with the Mayor, Councillor  Griffiths and Andrew Doig, Acting Director of Infrastructure and Asset Management, to convey our concerns at Friday’s stoppage. The Mayor has organised a higher level meeting with the  General Manager,  relevant Head of Departments, Busways etc. to raise the issues we have discussed for over two years with little result.

They have identified three priorities, the SMS delay, the safe delivery of school students and the traffic snarl at Hibbard ferry. When these are actioned, the Council will hold a community meeting. We will keep you fully informed so come along to the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday,  15th November to hear more. Enquiries to Kingsley Searle, President, M. 04 1961 5509 or Narelle Milligan Secretary. M 0411236124. Em

Posted by: northsidepa | November 8, 2017

Community Action Teams (CAT)

Prior to the Northside Progress Association AGM Steve Lawrence from the SES will address interested residents about Community Action Teams. This will be at 7pm-7.30pm  Wednesday 15 November at the Fire Shed. Cnr Shoreline Dr & Maria River Rd.  CAT prepares residents to be more self-reliant and resilience in times of emergency by training, support and equipment. The work of the Fire Brigade is not duplicated.

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