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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: March 2024

In this March 2024 EcoUpdate, our theme is the ‘all too often taken for granted’ humble Eucalypt – its beauty and grandeur, its uses and versatility – but sadly also its …   Read more

Sister Cities to celebrate wetlands connection

The Councils of Port Stephens, Newcastle and Kushiro, Japan, will this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Sister Wetlands Agreement.   Read more

NSW Shark Management Program in Port Stephens

The Port Stephens–Great Lakes Marine Park protects some of the state’s most spectacular and rich marine biodiversity, including shark species. Sharks are a natural part of healthy oceanic and estuarine environments.   Read more

Kings Hill Development Concept Plan – McCloy rebuttal as an opinion piece

We would like to challenge the opinion piece written by local developer Jeff McCloy on 15 th September 2023.   Read more

Proposal for protection of native wildlife habitat at Kings Hill

We propose that the Federal & State Governments combine resources to ensure Kings Hill land is protected in perpetuity as a conservation area/extension of National Park estate. The proponent may well submit further …   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

New community liaison with Port Stephens Council

New community liaison for the environment with Port Stephens Council Sue Olsson, Vice-President EcoNetwork Port Stephens. March 2024 Update We reported to our EcoNetwork community in EcoUpdate 18 (below on this …   Read more

Sister Cities to celebrate wetlands connection

The Councils of Port Stephens, Newcastle and Kushiro, Japan, will this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Sister Wetlands Agreement.   Read more

Noisy, dangerous and intrusive – should jet skis be banned in Port Stephens?

As the number of licences issued for personal water craft (jet ski) continues to increase, so does the number of hoons, not just behaving badly but sometimes endangering the lives of people and wildlife.

So is this a case of the actions of a few jet-skiers giving them all a bad name, or …   Read more