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Recent submissions, comments and papers by EcoNetwork.

PSC Revised Tree Vandalism Policy

Below are submissions by EcoNetwork, Tomaree Ratepayers and Residents Association and the Koala Koalition providing feedback to Port Stephens Council on their revised Tree Vandalism Policy, now closed for comments. …   Read more

Martins Creek Quarry – KKEPS submission to Independent Planning Commission

Cumulative impacts – quarry site locations. Firstly, KKEPS would like to emphasise that the cumulative impact of this quarry should not be considered only in relation to the Brandy Hill Quarry. Port Stephens and neighbouring areas in Dungog and Mid Coast LGAs have four established hard rock quarries apart from Martins Creek.   Read more

Kings Hill Conciliation Conference Presentation

The most critical new evidence now, you would be aware, is that on 12 February 2022, the federal Minister
for the Environment up-graded the listing of the NSW koala from Vulnerable to Endangered. The NSW
Threatened Species Scientific Committee concurred with the evidence and made the same determination
on 20 May 2022.   Read more

KEPPS Submission – 509 Gan Gan Road

The Koala Koalition EcoNetwork Port Stephens (KKEPS) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the application to build a two storey dwelling and swimming pool on land designated as C4 Environmental …   Read more

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into Speed limits and road safety in regional NSW

EcoNetwork Port Stephens Koala Koalition welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Inquiry’s work on speed limits and road safety in regional NSW. With a variety of major and minor roads intersecting nd fragmenting) koala habitat leading to ongoing koala vehicle strikes, KKEPS urges the Inquiry to consider how a change in driver behaviour and a reduction in speed might benefit remaining koala populations, and consider which road infrastructure options safely enable rather than limit habitat connectivity in already fragmented habitats.   Read more

792 Seaham Rd submission – March 2022

The Koala Koalition EcoNetwork Port Stephens (KKEPS ) supports the objection submittedby VOWW – Voice of Woodville and Wallalong. The proposal for rezoning of 792 Seaham Road as shown in …   Read more

Submission: Eco-tourist facility, 58 Gan Gan Rd

KKEPS submits that the proposed development should be refused, for similar reasons given in 90 submissions (mostly objecting) to the previous DA (2019-643). We submit the following reasons…   Read more

Submission on NPWS Draft Cycling Policy, Draft Cycling Strategy and Guidelines for Implementation

EcoNetwork generally supports the National Parks and Wildlife Service’s stated vision (Draft Cycling Strategy) but we have some reservations. Click here   Read more

Deep Creek Quarry -January 2022

Cumulative Impact Assessment of State Significant Projects Our main concerns about this quarry proposal are the cumulative impacts on our environment and community. There are a substantial number of existing …   Read more

Bannisters redevelopment, 147 Soldiers Point Rd

KKEPS acknowledges the advice of TRRA that the scale of the proposed development has already been approved and that in principle the investment in the redevelopment of the site along …   Read more