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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.

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

Renew – Hunter Region Branch

The local branch of Renew is looking for opportunities to connect households, businesses, schools and groups in the Hunter’s regional communities with the expert advice and support for us all to work, rest and play in a sustainable and healthy way. Find out how to get involved.   Read more

An alliance for threatened species in a warming world

Coordinator of the Hunter Community Environment Centre, Jo Lynch, leads a coalition of groups, including EcoNetwork, planning to save threatened species in the Barrington to Hawkesbury Climate Corridors,   Read more

Community to have their say on Tomaree Lodge

At long last the NSW Government is taking action to determine the future of the Tomaree Lodge site located at 4 Shoal Bay Road and has opened a community consultation process which runs until Friday 6 January 2023.   Read more

Sustainable Futures Festival 2022

Working in partnership with local communities, businesses and government agencies, EcoNetwork Port Stephens held the inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival between June and September 2022.   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

Festival was the First for our Sustainable Future – but not the last!

EcoNetwork Port Stephens held its inaugural Sustainable Futures Festival last Sunday 11 September. Over 1000 people attended and enjoyed the first sunny day in weeks!   Read more

The Humpback Whale – a Marine Parks Association Project

A large model of a humpback whale will be used as an exhibit at the Sustainable Futures Festival on 11 September.  After the Festival, The Whale will be as an educational tool, informing youngsters and adults around Port Stephens about our local marine environment.     Read more

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