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Martins Creek Quarry – KKEPS submission to Independent Planning Commission

Cumulative impacts – quarry site locations. Firstly, KKEPS would like to emphasise that the cumulative impact of this quarry should not be considered only in relation to the Brandy Hill Quarry. Port Stephens and neighbouring areas in Dungog and Mid Coast LGAs have four established hard rock quarries apart from Martins Creek.   Read more

Sustainable Futures Festival 2022

Working in partnership with local communities, businesses and government agencies, EcoNetwork Port Stephens held the inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival between June and September 2022.   Read more

Sustainable Futures Festival 2022 – evaluation and photos

On 11 September 2022, EcoNetwork Port Stephens held its first Sustainable Futures Festival Day. The sun shone brightly on the 1000 people attending the festival at St Philip’s Christian College …   Read more

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

The aRRRRRt Awards

Sustainable Futures Festival – The aRRRRRt Awards Entries have now closed for the aRRRRRt Awards. Find out where to see the artwork here. A special collaboration between EcoNetwork Port Stephens …   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