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EcoNetwork’s media releases are listed below. For those issued by our affiliate groups, please contact them directly.

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

Gala Dinner

Gala Dinner to launch the Sustainable Futures Festival – Media Release 12 May 2022 EcoNetwork Port Stephens invites you to the launch of the inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival at a …   Read more

‘Endangered’ listing of koalas welcomed with reservations

EcoNetwork Port Stephens has welcomed – with reservations – the Australian government’s decision to upgrade the conservation status of koalas from vulnerable to endangered in NSW, the ACT and Queensland.
‘The real test is whether government and local councils are prepared to refuse development applications that threaten to destroy koala habitat and corridors, ‘ said EcoNetwork president Iain Watt.   Read more

Media release kkeps – koala listing and kings hill

Could the tide be changing, at last? Can the koala survive? The Federal Government’s Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, has finally released today the news that the conservation listing for koalas …   Read more

Cumulative Impact Assessments crucial to Koala survival – Media Release

Koala Koalition EcoNetwork Port Stephens (KKEPS) was formed last year, its primary goal being to protect and grow the koala population in Port Stephens with one strategy being to identify …   Read more

Koala protection or mis-planned extinction?

Property developers, Ingenia, are seeking Council’s approval to change the previously approved ‘Boardwalk’ development. This plan would make it impossible for koalas to move across Tomaree Peninsula from east to west by creating a concrete jungle across this already narrow wildlife corridor. Help us stop the bulldozers!   Read more

KKEPS media release 29 November 2021

Koala Koalition welcomes further scientific review of Kings Hill ‘new town’ at Raymond Terrace. Click here.   Read more

Media Release – Movie Night – 2040

Take a family view on the bright side with movie 2040. Are you worried about a future for yourself and your children on a warming planet? The movie 2040 has …   Read more

Critical pinch point for koalas needs protection

Koala Koalition media release calls on Council to ensure protection of the koala corridor north of Nelson Bay Road to ensure koalas’ unencumbered movement along the Tomaree Peninsula. Click here   Read more

Tick of approval for new culvert bridge

Environmental advocacy group EcoNetwork-Port Stephens has welcomed Council’s decision to build a prefabricated bridge over the washed away section of Foreshore Drive. EcoNetwork president Iain Watt said the bridge would …   Read more