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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.

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

Tomaree Headland – what’s at the end of the road?

An ongoing talking point in Port Stephens is the future of Tomaree Headland. The NSW Government is keeping deliberations close to its chest, giving rise to all manner of speculation   Read more

Tracking the sun – Solar on the go

When EcoNetwork member Neil Ritchie retired, his first project was to build a portable sun tracking solar panel for his camper trailer. Find out how …   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

Backyard Beekeeping

EcoNetwork member, Neil Ritchie, once thought beekeepers were crazy, but then he became one after his young daughter wanted a pet snake – or bees! What are the 21st century revolutions that have dramatically changed the nature of beekeeping?   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

Kicking the milestones for Tomaree

Kicking the milestones for Tomaree In just a short nine months since a few dedicated souls got together, Friends of Tomaree National Park has grown to around 50 registered participants, …   Read more

Friends of Tomaree National Park

Friends of Tomaree National Park The Friends of Tomaree National Park is a newly formed and growing community-based group of the National Parks Association (Hunter Branch), an affiliate of EcoNetwork. We are …   Read more