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Recent submissions, comments and papers by EcoNetwork.

KKEPS submission Holcim Salt Ash Sand Operation

Future use of Tomaree Lodge

EcoNetwork submits that there should be an integrated approach to potential Lodge uses through a Trust arrangement – with a management body that would facilitate such an arrangement. The buildings …   Read more

Kings Hill – Concept DA for Residential Subdivision, KKEPS Submission

Concept DA for Residential Subdivision and Stage Concept DA for Residential Subdivision and Stage 1 Works including Vegetation Clearing and Establishment of a Conservation Area.   Read more

PSC Draft Development Control Plan 2014 – Amendments

Port Stephens Council is proposing ‘Housekeeping’ amendments to the DCP processes. These include substantive change to aspects such as tree management. Read the joint TRRA/EcoNetwork submission.   Read more

AGL Battery Storage project at Tomago

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