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An eco-friendly welcome

Welcome to EcoNetwork Port Stephens, a not-for-profit and 100% volunteer-run organisation dedicated to the interest of all who treasure and want to preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of our Port Stephens estuary, peninsulas and rural hinterland.

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Port Stephens contains diverse landscapes including native forests, sand dunes, mangroves and wetlands as well as unique offshore reefs, islands and marine habitats. Our local community has the challenge to protect these natural assets from the ongoing pressures of unsustainable development, tourism and water-based activities.

EcoNetwork Port Stephens, in partnership with many local affiliated groups and businesses, is also closely involved with current statewide, national and global environmental emergencies such as habitat destruction, climate change and plastic pollution.

Join us and enjoy sharing your experiences, expanding your knowledge and contributing to the healthy and happy environment that is Port Stephens.

Our Network in Action

Why is an Indigenous Voice to Parliament so important?

EcoNetwork Port Stephens Executive Committee. On Wednesday 31 August, the date for the long-awaited referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament was announced by the PM and on Saturday 14 …   Read more

Media Release – Save Wallaroo State Forest!

Media Release – Save Wallaroo State Forest! Another Quarry in Port Stephens is too much for any Koala to bear! A coalition of community groups met in Raymond Terrace on …   Read more

Open letter to Tanya Plibersek – Stop Stone Ridge quarry

The undersigned write today with an earnest request to reject the Stone Ridge quarry proposal. It presents unacceptable impacts to biodiversity protected under the EPBC Act. Your own Department (DCCEEW) has deemed Stone Ridge as “likely to lead to population decline” for the Koala.   Read more

The Voice Referendum – EcoNetwork update

The Voice Referendum – EcoNetwork update Join the YES23 Port Stephens Campaign In the last EcoUpdate, EcoNetwork declared its support of the YES vote in this year’s Indigenous Voice to …   Read more

Mambo-Wanda Wetlands – a chequered past

It was Sunday 1st October 2017, and over 400 people attended a protest meeting on the corner of Foreshore and Port Stephens Drive, Mambo Corner, and I couldn’t have been more proud of our community. Kathy Brown takes us on a journey …   Read more

EcoUpdate Highlights

Will State Forests become quarries?

Will State Forests become quarries? Many of our members and colleagues have been busy writing submissions and campaigning against the proposed Stone Ridge Quarry expansion into Wallaroo State Forest. Firstly …   Read more

EcoNetwork Port Stephens official statement on offshore wind proposal.

EcoNetwork shares many of the concerns that have been raised about the environmental and other impacts of offshore wind developments. However, we believe it is premature to engage in a …   Read more

Seen any Swifties out there?

Seen any Swifties out there? The 2023 Swift Parrot mainland season is well and truly underway, though so far we have not seen many birds in NSW and very few …   Read more

Birds of Woodlands, Parks and Gardens in Port Stephens

A special forum for new bird enthusiasts! Join us on Sunday 20 August for a morning of engaging presentations and informal discussions about the incredible diversity of woodland birds in beautiful Port Stephens.   Read more

We say YES to The Voice Referendum 2023

We say YES to The Voice Referendum 2023 “We invite you to walk with us in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.” Uluru statement of the …   Read more

Sustainable Living

Sustainable Living Festival 2023!

Hey that’s not a typo – and yes, it was the Sustainable Futures Festival last year! Save the date – Sunday 4 November, 9am -2pm at Medowie Social, Ferodale Road.   Read more

Don Quixote and the wind turbines

Concerns about the impact of wind farms offshore from Port Stephens are a worry – but they pale into insignificance when considering the alternative.   Read more

Port Stephens Residents @HOME

Join ‘Port Stephens Residents @HOME’ with six weeks of Sustainability at Home workshops.   Read more

War on Waste Toolkit Launch

Have you been watching War on Waste? Renew member, Andrew Rupolo, was at the online launch of the WoW Toolkit by Good for the Hood and he gives us the lowdown.   Read more

Council charging ahead with Electric Vehicle initiatives

Members of Renew Hunter Branch recently attended a meeting with Port Stephens Council staff to discuss Council’s plans to develop EV charging infrastructure.   Read more