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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: January 2023

A bumper edition of EcoUpdate for you this month! While many of you have been lazing around over the summer break, EcoNetwork and affiliated groups have been busy busy busy! So sit back and enjoy reading about our local wildlife projects, submissions completed as campaigns continue and what new events you’d like to attend as part of EcoNetwork’s 30th anniversary this year.   Read more

EcoNetwork founder Darrell Dawson wins Port Stephens Freeman Award

In 2023, EcoNetwork Port Stephens celebrates its 30 year anniversary. So this has been a most fitting moment to recognise the founder’s commitment and successes and to celebrate his efforts by awarding him the prestigious Freeman of Port Stephens.   Read more

Mambo Walks – World Wetlands Day 2023

Join Mambo-Wanda Wetlands Group on one of their walks and talks at Mambo-Wanda wetlands to celebrate World Wetlands Day in February 2023   Read more

Future use of Tomaree Lodge

EcoNetwork submits that there should be an integrated approach to potential Lodge uses through a Trust arrangement – with a management body that would facilitate such an arrangement. The buildings …   Read more

Kings Hill – Concept DA for Residential Subdivision, KKEPS Submission

Concept DA for Residential Subdivision and Stage Concept DA for Residential Subdivision and Stage 1 Works including Vegetation Clearing and Establishment of a Conservation Area.   Read more

PSC Draft Development Control Plan 2014 – Amendments

Port Stephens Council is proposing ‘Housekeeping’ amendments to the DCP processes. These include substantive change to aspects such as tree management. Read the joint TRRA/EcoNetwork submission.   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

Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA) Update

Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association update about issues around Port Stephens and the activities of our local council.   Read more

An alliance for threatened species in a warming world

Coordinator of the Hunter Community Environment Centre, Jo Lynch, leads a coalition of groups, including EcoNetwork, planning to save threatened species in the Barrington to Hawkesbury Climate Corridors,   Read more

Community to have their say on Tomaree Lodge

At long last the NSW Government is taking action to determine the future of the Tomaree Lodge site located at 4 Shoal Bay Road and has opened a community consultation process which runs until Friday 6 January 2023.   Read more