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Here is some of the Latest News from around Port Stephens and our recent Submissions on issues of local significance. Below are also our Media Releases and Our Network in Action.

Festival was the First for our Sustainable Future – but not the last!

EcoNetwork Port Stephens held its inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival last Sunday 11 September. Over 1000 people attended and enjoyed the first sunny day in weeks!   Read more

Sustainable Futures Festival – 11 Sept 2022

Can’t Wait for Festival Day on Sunday 11 September in Salamander Bay? Tell us you’re coming and you could win an eco-gift!
Our Festival Day Line-up has been confirmed and stallholders are preparing their displays.   Read more

Sustainable Futures Festival announces guest speaker

We are excited to announce Professor Veena Sahajwalla, the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year as special guest speaker at the Sustainable Futures Festival.   Read more

Kings Hill Conciliation Conference Presentation

The most critical new evidence now, you would be aware, is that on 12 February 2022, the federal Minister
for the Environment up-graded the listing of the NSW koala from Vulnerable to Endangered. The NSW
Threatened Species Scientific Committee concurred with the evidence and made the same determination
on 20 May 2022.   Read more

KEPPS Submission – 509 Gan Gan Road

The Koala Koalition EcoNetwork Port Stephens (KKEPS) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the application to build a two storey dwelling and swimming pool on land designated as C4 Environmental …   Read more

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Speed limits and road safety in regional NSW

EcoNetwork Port Stephens Koala Koalition welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Inquiry’s work on speed limits and road safety in regional NSW. With a variety of major and minor roads intersecting nd fragmenting) koala habitat leading to ongoing koala vehicle strikes, KKEPS urges the Inquiry to consider how a change in driver behaviour and a reduction in speed might benefit remaining koala populations, and consider which road infrastructure options safely enable rather than limit habitat connectivity in already fragmented habitats.   Read more

Festival was the First for our Sustainable Future – but not the last!

EcoNetwork Port Stephens held its inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival last Sunday 11 September. Over 1000 people attended and enjoyed the first sunny day in weeks!   Read more

The aRRRRRt Awards, a Festival feature

Find out where to see the finalists of the aRRRRRt awards. The inaugural aRRRRRt Awards, a special collaboration between EcoNetwork Port Stephens and Artisan Collective Port Stephens, celebrates EcoNetwork’s Sustainable Futures Festival.   Read more

EcoNetwork Gala evening launches Sustainable Futures Festival

On Saturday 4 June, the eve of World Environment Day, over 120 guests gathered at EcoNetwork Port Stephen’s Gala Dinner, to launch the Sustainable Futures Festival.   Read more

Festival was the First for our Sustainable Future – but not the last!

EcoNetwork Port Stephens held its inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival last Sunday 11 September. Over 1000 people attended and enjoyed the first sunny day in weeks!   Read more

Shorebirds: can we do more to protect them?

The third and final article in Neil Fraser’s series on the shorebirds of Port Stephens looks at the international agreements for protecting shorebirds. The conservation status and some of the key threats are discussed.   Read more

The Humpback Whale – a Marine Parks Association Project

A large model of a humpback whale will be used as an exhibit at the Sustainable Futures Festival on 11 September.  After the Festival, The Whale will be as an educational tool, informing youngsters and adults around Port Stephens about our local marine environment.     Read more