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Habitat corridors

As wildlife habitat is forced to make way for housing and industrial developments throughout Port Stephens, we examine the importance of remnant vegetation and existing connectivity across public reserves as well as on private properties.

What value is a century old tree?  

A 3 year saga and at the end … a tree story of woe but a mandate for better processes? Should the environmental impacts on public spaces surrounding private property be taken into consideration when DA’s are being assessed?   Read more

Quarry applications continue unabated

Quarry applications continue unabated As outlined by the President of the Voice of Wallalong and Woodville (VoWW), Margarete Ritchie, at last month’s Community Forum at Tomaree Community Centre, many Port …   Read more

Celebrating National Eucalypt Day 2024

Starting in February each year, Eucalypt Australia3 begin a conversation about Australia’s treasured eucalypts.  Gardens, groups, councils and businesses across the country hold events to celebrate their local eucalypts. Join an event or vote for your favourite gum tree.   Read more

Maintaining Tree cover in Port Stephens

Maintaining Tree cover in Port Stephens By Nigel Waters, EcoNetwork Port Stephens. For most community environment groups, maintaining tree cover is a high priority issue. Whether it is from concern …   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

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

Securing Tomaree’s Biodiversity

Thirteen community groups based on the Tomaree Peninsula came together and submitted a significant proposal to protect the habitat corridor linking Tomaree National Park, Tilligerry Nature Reserve and Mambo Wetlands.   Read more

Have you seen this sign?

You would think that fewer koala deaths is a good thing, but these numbers reflect more than meets the eye. Encounters with wild koalas by our local community are very rare these days   Read more


They’re the subject of EcoNetwork’s very first special interest group – EcoPollinators – a community-based sustainability program to conserve and expand habitat for native pollinators.   Read more