- The NWPOA Provides a credible, consistent voice for your Community with agencies such as MBRC, MSQ, DERM/ EPA/ QPWS, Boating & Fisheries, and Police when residents’ needs are identified.
- Meeting three times a year with MBRC through the NWAG process. Items discussed previously include the canal levy, general rates, spoil pond, vessels anchored in canals without authorisation, etc.
- NWAG meeting with MBRC to deliver the best possible outcomes for residents in the sand canal transformation process, maintenance and dredging of the entire Newport Canal system and the development of revetment-to-revetment maintenance processes by MBRC.
- Noteworthy is that we are the only committee to meet regularly with Council since the amalgamation in 2008.
- Access information on the requirements to construct features on your property, such as pontoon, decks, ramps, and revetment walls.
- Our General Meetings and communication keep members up to date with current local news items including sand canal transformation, maintenance planning, dredging schedules, and entrance leads matters.
- Our bi-monthly newsletter ‘Newport News’ is available to all members via email and contains updates and items of interest to Newport residents.
- Stay connected to your neighbours through our closed Facebook Group.
- Our popular ‘Sundowners’ regular social meetings on the esplanade allow members to meet in a casual friendly setting – bring your own drinks and nibbles, catch up with old friends and make new ones!
- The much-loved Christmas Pipers and Santa Claus delivering lollies from the canals on Christmas morning to all Newport residents. The kids love it… and so do the adults!
- Christmas Lights Competition – it’s neighbour against neighbour in this hotly contested spectacular display of lights. Members can enter for free and vie for a place in the top three best lights of the year!
- Easter Egg Hunt is a much-loved activity for the kids every year.
Newport Watch has recently been changed as a watch and report to Police in the usual legal manner.
- Newport Watch was the state’s longest-running Neighbourhood Watch program and was the reason for the formation of the NWPOA.
- The Newport Waterways area continues to enjoy a very low crime rate due to the vigilance of members.
- Members are informed on how to improve personal safety as well as household and boat security.
- Neighbours look out for each other, reporting suspicious activity in real time via our closed Facebook group.
- Newport Watch stickers identify member properties as a further deterrent.
Zones and Zone Captains no longer are defined. Please report any crime activities directly to Police.