Posted by: northsidepa | June 23, 2020

Visit of Leslie Williams MP to North Shore

Leslie and her Chief of Staff, Terry Sara, visited the North Shore yesterday. We advised Leslie of our need to have     Emergency Signs at both ferries which could also be used for  community use e.g. road closures, ferry re-fuelling. Leslie will make representation our our behalf  to the relevant  Minister next week.

Our President, Kingsley Searle, will appear on NBN TB tonight ( Tuesday) to talk about the Emergency Signs.

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Posted by: northsidepa | May 15, 2020


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Yesterday, the Coordinator of the National Bush Fire Agency,Andrew Colvin, conducted a video conference with the General Manager of the Council, Lucilla Marshall, Council, various Hastings Progress Associations and a representative from Mental Health. NSPA President and Fire Captain,Kingsley Searle, and Narelle Milligan NSPA and SES North Port Macquarie CAT team attended.

Andrew was focussed on assistance at a local level in conjunction with the NSW Government. Kingsley stressed the need for better communication, provision of electronic signs and improvement of the “Fires Near Me” app. which  has proved to be too slow in recent fires.  We will provide more updates on this as they are supplied.

Posted by: northsidepa | April 9, 2020


Council has agreed to our request as well as  those from essential workers who are residents, to restrict the access to the ferries,allowing residents, essential services and food deliveries only.  The restrictions  will apply to tourists’/visitors’ vehicles as well as motor bikes and dirt bikes. This is in line with the recent NSW legislation that travel must be restricted to control Covid-19. We hope this will keep the drivers safe as the top priority but also control the access to the beach which was very congested last weekend by visitors.

Signs will be placed at the ferries this afternoon and restrictions will start at midnight for the duration of the school holidays.  Council and the contractor will constantly monitor the situation and review at the end of April.

Enquiries: Kingsley Searle M. 04 1961 5509/ Narelle Milligan M. 04 1123 6124

Posted by: northsidepa | March 27, 2020


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Kenny Little’s Fruit and Vegetable’s delivery was successful last Thursday so they will come to Kangaroo Park next Thursday (time to  be advised). You can phone them before Thursday  but they require you to pay before they deliver. They can also expand their service to us  by organising milk, bread, meat from the Munster shops and Bells Bakery.

Enquiries: or Narelle Milligan T : 6584 3271/M. 04 1123 6124

Posted by: northsidepa | March 5, 2020


NSPA will hold a General Meeting on Thursday 12 March at 7:00 pm at the Fire Shed, Shoreline Dr. All welcome – you don’t have to  be a member  to attend.

Agenda includes feedback from Council on erosion on Shoreline Dr. and approach to Hibbard Ferry; improved communication with Council in emergency situations, Coal Wharf project and Kangaroo Park.

Light refreshments.

ENQUIRIES: Narelle Milligan M. 04 1123 6124 EM:



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