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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

Sustainable Futures Festival – 11 September 2022

EcoNetwork’s inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival is being held on 11 September 2022. We hope our wonderful community of Port Stephens and visitors from far and wide will take part in this special event.   Read more

The aRRRRRt Awards

Sustainable Futures Festival – The aRRRRRt Awards A special collaboration between EcoNetwork Port Stephens and Artisan Collective presents the aRRRRRt Awards. These awards encourage artists to put the R into …   Read more

Ask Bunnings to ditch bird-killing poisons

A petition calling on Bunnings to take certain rodenticides off their shelves saw over 23,000 people sign up. Your action today may save the life of that beautiful Tawny frogmouth or Powerful owl tonight.   Read more

Voices of Woodville and Wallalong

Please support our members who are faced with rezoning proposals in the Williams River floodplain putting at risk livelihoods and threatened species. Even more farmland is being carved off into smaller lots – is Council going to support rezoning for housing development?   Read more

Anna Bay’s Helipad or Heliport – what’s the difference?

On Sunday 23 January, members of the Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA) Committee attended a large public meeting next to the site of a proposed aircraft facility on Nelson …   Read more

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

By Ewa Meyer, EcoUpdate Editor In and around Nelson Bay this summer, there seemed to be more ‘Personal Water Craft’ (aka Jet Skis) on the water than ever before – …   Read more

Hawks Nest paradise under threat

Hawks Nest is a quiet seaside town on the NSW mid-coast with a population of just 1200 residents. In 2002, the town was declared an Aboriginal Site of Significance due to …   Read more

Are NSW Marine Sanctuaries under threat?

The NSW Government 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

Port Stephens Council Election 2021 – Candidates’ Responses to EcoNetwork Questions

EcoNetwork received responses from candidates with their views in 4 key environmental areas. Many thanks to the candidates who took the time to share these with our community.   Read more