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
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
Watch and listen for this remarkable bird
Tomaree Peninsula birdwatcher, Neil Fraser, contacted EcoNetwork to enquire if any of our members may have spotted, or heard, the unusual and elusive Bush Stone-curlew. Read more
COP26 – what happened?
Climate Action Port Stephens member, Andrea Barnett, shares some highlights (and lowlights) of COP26. We also look at international research including connections between climate change and COVID-19. Read more
Soldier’s Point Secret Walk
Soldier’s Point Secret Walk – go where the locals know! By Kathy Brown, Secretary, EcoNetwork Take your family out for a walk and combine local history with exercise and stunning views. … Read more
STOP poisoning our wildlife
Earlier this year, many of us signed a petition organised by Birdlife Australia demanding that an application by the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) to use … Read more
Boomerang Park Group represented in indigenous artwork
Telling the story of how Boomerang Park Preservation Group based in Raymond Terrace is represented in Indigenous artwork. Local artist, Peter Kafer, played a significant role in helping establish the Group in 2015. Read more
Latham’s Snipe shores up wetlands diplomacy with Japan
One of the most amazing birds you might be lucky to come across in Port Stephens is Latham’s Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii). Once hunted as a gamebird, this migratory shorebird – … Read more