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Our Network in Action

Most members are involved in the work of their individual groups and some of these recent projects and campaigns are outlined below.
Members also have a broad range of personal interests which are regularly featured in our EcoUpdate e-newsletter. These have included beekeeping, electric vehicles and building a portable sun-tracking solar panel.

Our Members in Action – Walter Lamond

By Alison Rogers, Secretary EcoNetwork. Photos: Henk Tobbe. Over 60 people attended Walter Lamond’s book launch last month at the Tomaree Library. His book is titled Reflecting on Landcare and …   Read more

New community liaison with Port Stephens Council

New community liaison for the environment with Port Stephens Council Sue Olsson, Vice-President EcoNetwork Port Stephens. Our first meeting of the Environmental Advisory Group (EAG) on Wednesday 30 August 2023, …   Read more

Affiliate Profile: Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

VOWW was incorporated in 2012 when it successfully prevented a development in Wallalong that would have resulted in 12,000 people living on farmland adjacent to a flood plain.   Read more

Affiliate Profile: Fingal Bay Community Association

Affiliate Profile: Fingal Bay Community Association EcoNetwork welcomes our newest affiliated group – the Fingal Bay Community Association (FBCA). The FBCA began with a core group of 7 people who …   Read more

VOWW Submission – Stone Creek Quarry

Members from both VOWW and BHSAG (Brandy Hill/Seaham Action Group) have been involved with several quarry expansion applications including Hanson Brandy Hill and Daracon Martins Creek.   Read more

The Voice Referendum – EcoNetwork update

The Voice Referendum – EcoNetwork update Join the YES23 Port Stephens Campaign In the last EcoUpdate, EcoNetwork declared its support of the YES vote in this year’s Indigenous Voice to …   Read more

Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association (TRRA) Update

Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association update about issues around Port Stephens and the activities of our local council.   Read more

​Affiliate Profile: Voice of Wallalong / Woodville (VOWW)

VOWW was incorporated in 2012 when it successfully prevented a development in Wallalong that would have resulted in 12,000 people living on farmland adjacent to a flood plain.   Read more

Council to consider Ramsar listing for Mambo-Wanda Wetlands

At long last Port Stephens Council is having a serious look at the question of having the Mambo Wanda wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention.

A motion to that effect was passed unanimously at the June 13 meeting of Council.   Read more

Birds of Woodlands, Parks and Gardens in Port Stephens

A special forum for new bird enthusiasts! Join us on Sunday 20 August for a morning of engaging presentations and informal discussions about the incredible diversity of woodland birds in beautiful Port Stephens.   Read more