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Powerful Owl habitat for sale

We are not normally in the habit of promoting land sales but this one came to our attention on Domain – 24 Ninox Close Salamander Bay. The road in this …   Read more

Beach Stone-curlews at Sunset

Beach Stone-curlews at Sunset Did you know that we have a very rare bird nesting right here in Soldier’s Point on the Tomaree Peninsula? Local birdwatchers have noted that a …   Read more

Fisheries Management – a mixed bag

Fisheries Management – a mixed bag By Iain Watt, Marine Scientist and President, EcoNetwork Port Stephens. The economic extinction of fish stocks (when the cost of fishing exceeds the value …   Read more

Nature Conservation Council says Thanks

Nature Conservation Council says Thanks – as do the new homeowners! 23 August 2021 Hi Members, I’m writing to say thank you. After the 2019-2020 Bushfire season destroyed the homes of millions …   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

Port Stephens Council assesses priority bushland reserves

Our natural assets – the stunning Tomaree National Park, our unique marine and coastal environments as well as the dozens of native bushland reserves – are the primary reason residents …   Read more

EcoUpdate : August 2021

Welcome to the very first issue of the EcoNetwork Port Stephens EcoUpdate – and discover what the hardworking community groups and individuals are up to in and around Port Stephens. EcoUpdate …   Read more

Soldiers Point under attack – death by a thousand cuts

Why does it appear that some property owners cite a potential fire risk so they can clear vegetation? In many cases it is clearly substantiated but in others, especially where water views …   Read more

No dead end for Foreshore Drive

In early July 2021, members of Mambo Wanda Wetlands Conservation Group and committee members of EcoNetwork Port Stephens met with four council officers to discuss work due to start on …   Read more

Whose future matters more?

The Australian Federal Court recently recognised that decisions taken today can, and will, have an effect on the lives of our children and that these must be taken into account …   Read more