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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.

Bannisters redevelopment, 147 Soldiers Point Rd

KKEPS acknowledges the advice of TRRA that the scale of the proposed development has already been approved and that in principle the investment in the redevelopment of the site along …   Read more

Sustainable Futures Festival – 15 May 2022

EcoNetwork’s inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival is being held on 15 May 2022. We hope our wonderful community of Port Stephens and visitors from far and wide will take part in this special event.   Read more

Are NSW Marine Sanctuaries under threat?

The NSW Government recently released the ‘NSW Mainland Marine Park Network – Draft Management Plan 2021 – 2031’ for public comment. What are the threats to be concerned about? We share our views on what needs to be done.   Read more

Bannisters redevelopment, 147 Soldiers Point Rd

KKEPS acknowledges the advice of TRRA that the scale of the proposed development has already been approved and that in principle the investment in the redevelopment of the site along …   Read more

Five reasons why the Planning Panel should refer the Kings Hill DA to Environment, Energy and Science (EES) for consideration

Speech by Carmel Northwood to Kings Hill HCCRPP teleconference 20/10/21. Click here.   Read more

National Koala Recovery Plan submission

Concern that the plan misses key threats and links between threats and recovery actions. Click here.   Read more

KKEPS media release 29 November 2021

Koala Koalition welcomes further scientific review of Kings Hill ‘new town’ at Raymond Terrace. Click here.   Read more

Media Release – Movie Night – 2040

Take a family view on the bright side with movie 2040. Are you worried about a future for yourself and your children on a warming planet? The movie 2040 has …   Read more

Critical pinch point for koalas needs protection

Koala Koalition media release calls on Council to ensure protection of the koala corridor north of Nelson Bay Road to ensure koalas’ unencumbered movement along the Tomaree Peninsula. Click here   Read more

Tracking the sun – Solar on the go

When EcoNetwork member Neil Ritchie retired, his first project was to build a portable sun tracking solar panel for his camper trailer. Find out how …   Read more

Boomerang Park Preservation Group

Boomerang Park – its history and its vibrant Preservation Group. Boomerang Park was included as a public reserve in the first survey of Raymond Terrace in 1837. Given its age, it …   Read more

Backyard Beekeeping

EcoNetwork member, Neil Ritchie, once thought beekeepers were crazy, but then he became one after his young daughter wanted a pet snake – or bees! What are the 21st century revolutions that have dramatically changed the nature of beekeeping?   Read more