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Council at its meeting of 28 May 2024, resolved to place the Revised Beachside Holiday Parks Terms, Rules and Conditions Policy on public exhibition.

The revised policy is available for viewing from Council’s website at www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au or for enquiries telephone Council on 4988 0255.

The policy will be on exhibition from 30 May 2024 to 26 June 2024.

Submissions are invited and can be lodged, in writing (including email council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au) to the General Manager up until 5.00pm on 25 June 2024 quoting file number PSC2009-02488-516.

Please note, submissions may be made in any format, which is able to be sent via email and is less than 10mb in size.

This may include a video file or audio voice recording in addition to more traditional written format.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:LOT: 7032 DP: 1057079 known as Robinson Reserve,
73 James Patterson Road ANNA BAY
Lessee:Beach Beans
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Mobile Food Vendor
Council Reference:AUTH23/182

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Fly Point Park, Lot 101 DP 1175980
Korora Oval, Lot 541 DP 27274
Tomaree Sports Complex, Lot 1 DP 1136350
Lessee:Chris Kennedy
ABN: 99 169 404 398
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – Outdoor Fitness Training
Council Reference:AUTH23/285

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Being part of reserve, Lot 550 and 560 DP 1033413 situated at 56
Victoria Parade Nelson Bay known as Nelson Bay Foreshore.
Lessee:Homegrown Markets
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Community Markets
Council Reference:PSC2021-02072

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Being part of reserve, Lot 101 DP 1175980 situated at 98 Shoal
Bay Road Nelson Bay known as Neil Carroll Park
Lessee:Norma Hocking T/As Tomaree Markets
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Community Markets
Council Reference:PSC2019-02556

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Being part of reserve, Lot 101 DP 1175980 situated at 98 Shoal
Bay Road Nelson Bay known as Fly Point Park
Lessee:Our Gym Pty Ltd
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – Outdoor Fitness Training
Council Reference:AUTH23/163

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Being part of reserve, Lot 550 DP 1033413 situated at 56
Victoria Parade Nelson Bay known as Nelson Bay Foreshore.
Lessee:Splash Water Park
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Water based inflatable playground
Council Reference:PSC2016-02021

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Being part of reserve, Lot 101 DP 1175980 situated at 98 Shoal Bay Road Nelson Bay known as Neil Carroll Park
Lessee:Torchbearers for Legacy
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Community Markets
Council Reference:PSC2019-02562

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Birubi Beach- Reserve 91451 -Lol7325DP 1156724
One Mile Beach - Reserve 84851 - Lot 7311 DP 1129641
Fingal Bay Beach - Reserve 86928 -Lot475DP728137
Lessee:Port Stephens Surf School
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Surf Lessons
Council Reference:PSC2012-04155

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Lot 591 in DP 1108326 known as 90D Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay
Lessee:Port Stephens 4WD Tours
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – Sand dune tours
Council Reference:PSC2005-3687-390

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Anzac Park, Lot 432 DP 41582
Shoal Bay Foreshore, Lot 7305 DP 41582
Conroy Park, Lot 256 DP27048
Lessee:Greek at the Beach
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Mobile Food Vendor
Council Reference:PSC2021-02069

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Anzac Park, Lot 432 DP 41582
Lessee:MUSTII'S
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Mobile Food Vendor
Council Reference:PSC2020-00599

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Lot 591 in DP 1108326 known as 90D Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay
Lessee:Oakfield Ranch
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – Camel rides
Council Reference:PSC2005-3687-390

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Lot 591 in DP 1108326 known as 90D Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay
Lessee:Port Stephens 4WD Tours
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – Sand dune tours
Council Reference:PSC2005-3687-390

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Shoal Bay Foreshore, Lot 7023 DP 1126832
Lessee:Port Stephens Paddlesports - Michael Hogg
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – kayak & SUP hire and lessons
Council Reference:PSC2012-04156

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Lot 591 in DP 1108326 known as 90D Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay
Lessee:Sahara Tourism Pty Limited
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – horse trail and beach rides
Council Reference:PSC2005-3687-390

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Lot 591 in DP 1108326 known as 90D Gan Gan Road, Anna Bay
Lessee:Sand Dune Safaris
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – Sand dune tours
Council Reference:PSC2005-3687-390

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Marrungbangbaa Reserve, Lot 7305 DP 1130568
Lessee:Scoop N Role
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Mobile Food Vendor
Council Reference:PSC2020-01577

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Shoal Bay Foreshore, Lot 7023 DP 1126832
Lessee:Shoal Bay SUP - WASKI
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Commercial Operator – kayak & SUP hire
Council Reference:PSC2014-04182

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

In accordance with Section 47 of the Local Government Act 1993; Port Stephens Council proposes to enter into a licence of Community Land as outlined below:

Community Land:Marrungbangbaa Reserve, Lot 7305 DP 1130568
Anzac Park, Lot 432 DP 41582
Lessee:The Iron door Craft BBQ
Term:1 year licence
Purpose:Mobile Food Vendor
Council Reference:PSC2021-02074

Written submissions concerning the proposal can be made to Council by 5.00 pm on Saturday 22 June 2024.

Submissions should be addressed to The General Manager, Port Stephens Council, PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace 2324 or emailed to council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Previous submissions are still valid and need not be resubmitted.

Enquiries should be directed to Councils Community Contracts Section via email to communitycontracts@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or on 02 4988 0592.

Council at its meeting of 11 June 2024, resolved to place the Public Access to Records after 20 Years Policy on public exhibition.

The revised policy is available for viewing from Council’s website at www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au or for enquiries telephone Council on 4988 0255.

The policy will be on exhibition from 12 June 2024 to 9 July 2024.

Submissions are invited and can be lodged, in writing (including email council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au) to the General Manager up until 5.00pm on 9 July 2024 quoting file number PSC2009-02488-516.

Please note, submissions may be made in any format, which is able to be sent via email and is less than 10mb in size.

This may include a video file or audio voice recording in addition to more traditional written format.

Election candidates are encouraged to find out more about Council

Anyone considering nominating for the 2024 Local Government election in Port Stephens is encouraged to learn more about the responsibilities of representing the community at an upcoming information session.

Port Stephens Council is hosting a Candidate Information Session from 5:30pm on Wednesday 17 July at the Council Administration Building in Raymond Terrace to help prospective candidates find out what it’s like to serve on Council.

This is a great opportunity for prospective candidates to ask questions.

This session is all about helping potential nominees understand more about who we are and what we do.
Our Mayor and Councillors play an important role in representing the interests of the local community and making well-informed decisions.

Local Government can be complicated at times, so this session is designed to give anyone thinking of running an opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s really involved being an elected representative.

We’ll cover the key functions of Council, how the organisation works, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor and Councillors, as well as the rules and processes of the election itself.

Anyone interested in nominating as a candidate is encouraged to come along and find out more.

Candidate Information Session

  • Date: Wednesday 17 July 2024
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm
  • Location: Council’s Administration Building, 116 Adelaide Street, Raymond Terrace.
  • Register to attend in person or watch online at pscouncil.info/candidate-info-session
  • The session will recorded and made available on Council’s website.

For more information, contact Council's Governance Section Manager on 4988 0255.

Public notices

Sale of land for unpaid rates and charges
Notice under section 715(1)(B) Local Government Act 1993

Notice is hereby given to the person(s) named in column (a) hereunder that Port Stephens Council has resolved on 23 April 2024, in accordance with section 713 of the Local Government Act 1993, to sell by public auction the land described in column (b) hereunder of which the person(s) named are known to the Council to be the owner(s) or to have an interest in the land on which the amount of rates and charges in columns (c) and (d) stated in each case, as at 23 April 2024 remain unpaid and due:

Owner(s) or person(s) having interest in the landDescription of the landAmount of rates and charges* payable and unpaid for more than five (5) yearsAmount of all other rates and charges* payable and unpaidTotal amount due
(c) + (d)
Matthew James HutchinsonLot 327 DP 11392
12 Hartford Street,
Mallabula 2319
$3,789.90$13,997.58$17,787.48
Palmrow Pty Ltd ACN 069 120 270 (Deregistered), Neil Joseph Tumbers, Julie Nancy Tumbers, Mortgage to Liberty Funding Pty Ltd,Secure Funding Pty Ltd ACN 081982 872, Liberty Financial, Caveat by Chief Commissioner of State RevenueLot 232 DP 753194
169 Moffats Road,
Swan Bay 2324
$1,642.15$12,316.40$13,958.55
Yary KaweckyLot 2 DP 247953
138 Six Mile Road,
Eagleton 2324
$4,161.14$10,865.69$15,026.83
Estate of the Late Roman KaweckyjLot B DP 418757
975 Richardson Road,
Campvale 2318
$6,406.60$15,970.80$22,377.40

*Including interest and extra charges

In default of payment to Port Stephens Council of the amount stated in column (e) above and any other rates and charges (including interest and extra charges) becoming due and payable after 23 April 2024, before the time fixed for the sale, or a payment arrangement being entered into that is satisfactory to Council, the said land will be offered for sale by public auction. The auction will be conducted by Max Nell Licensed Auctioneer of Ray White Real Estate and held at Muree Golf Club, 7 Walker Crescent, Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324 on Saturday 26 October 2024 at 11am. For further information please contact Mark McBaron at Ray White Real Estate, 9 William Street, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324, telephone 4038 6000.


Adoption of Port Stephens Development Control Plan 2014 Chapter B5 Flooding

Notice is given that at its meeting on 9 April 2024 Council resolved to adopt the amendment Port Stephens Development Control Plan 2014 Chapter B5 Flooding (DCP). The amendment seeks to update the DCP to restrict most development in high risk flood areas.

The DCP amendment comes into effect from the date of this notice (2 May 2024).


New ward boundary change from September 2024

Notice is hereby given that the Ward boundaries between West and Central Wards have changed as a result of a Ward boundary review.

The suburb of Boat Harbour has transferred from Central Ward to East Ward, and the area including part of Harvest Road and Waterview Close, Medowie has been transferred from West Ward to Central Ward.

These changes will take effect at the 2024 local government election to be held in September 2024.

For a digital copy of the map please go to: https://www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/council/electoral-information/localgovernmentelection

Any further enquiries may be directed to Council on 02 4988 0255.


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