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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.

EcoUpdate: May 2023

Dear members, friends and supporters, Here’s the latest news, views and events from Port Stephens and beyond. Whether you’re organising an event or looking to attend one, have you thought …   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

Offshore floating wind farm proposal

President of EcoNetwork Iain Watt and committee members Nigel Waters and Nigel Dique attended a drop-in session by consultants Steve McCall and Hannah Coffey, acting for EDF Renewables Australia. This …   Read more

KKEPS Submission – 23 Port Stephens Dr, Anna Bay 2316 NSW

23 Port Stephens Dr, Anna Bay 2316 NSW (LOT: 1 DP: 521177) DA (16 – 2023 – 178 – 1) More information about EcoNetwork’s Koala Koalition   Read more

KKEPS Submission – 5 Koala Place, Boat Harbour

DA 16 – 2023 – 173 – 1, 5 Koala Place, Boat Harbour – venue change from tourist accommodation to function centre. More information about EcoNetwork’s Koala   Read more

TRRA Submission Holcim Salt Ash Sand Operation

Submission by Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA) TRRA submits this project should be refused as it is not acceptable on multiple grounds including:   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

Hunter birdwatchers welcomed in Japan

Hunter birdwatchers welcomed in Japan A birdwatcher visit to Japan signals the first international exchange organised by the Port Stephens Sister Cities Committee since the Covid 19 pandemic halted exchanges. …   Read more

Affiliate Profile: Pindimar/Bundabah Community Association

When EcoNetwork asked affiliates if they had any projects where an environmental science student from the University of Newcastle could assist, the Pindimar/Bundabah Community Association was the first to respond. …   Read more

Cat control in NSW – how it could work

We know that both feral and pet cats kill wildlife in unsustainably high numbers. After decades of research and evidence, what is being done to address this most urgent threat to biodiversity by governments and by cat owners?   Read more