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Climate crisis

EcoNetwork is concerned about the lack of action on climate locally and nationally. Together with affiliate group Climate Action Port Stephens (CAPS) and Renew’s Hunter Region Branch, we support our Council’s commitment to going carbon neutral but more has to be actioned urgently. We try to engage with the community through forums, activism and social media to help make this everyone’s responsibility.

Become a beach scientist this summer and help monitor changing coastlines

When you arrive at your favourite beach these summer holidays, you may notice something different about the coast.   Read more

How to beat ‘rollout rage’: the environment-versus-climate battle dividing regional Australia

In August, Victoria’s Planning Minister Sonya Kilkenny made a decision that could set a difficult precedent for Australia’s effort to get to net-zero emissions by 2050.   Read more

Hunter Offshore Wind Farms – questions and answers

Are we having a rational debate about offshore wind? Will wind farms impact marine life? Can we trust the assessment process? For these and other questions, read our FAQs page.   Read more

Whales, krill climate change and the omega-3 addiction

Whales, krill, climate change and the omega-3 addiction By Iain Watt, President EcoNetwork Port Stephens. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) named for the hump of blubber lying in front of their …   Read more

EcoNetwork Port Stephens official statement on offshore wind proposal.

EcoNetwork shares many of the concerns that have been raised about the environmental and other impacts of offshore wind developments. However, we believe it is premature to engage in a …   Read more

Don Quixote and the wind turbines

Concerns about the impact of wind farms offshore from Port Stephens are a worry – but they pale into insignificance when considering the alternative.   Read more

Offshore floating wind farm proposal

President of EcoNetwork Iain Watt and committee members Nigel Waters and Nigel Dique attended a drop-in session by consultants Steve McCall and Hannah Coffey, acting for EDF Renewables Australia. This …   Read more

Proposal for offshore wind projects off the Hunter

Proposal for offshore wind projects off the Hunter by Iain Watt, President EcoNetwork Port Stephens. The Minister for Climate Change and Energy has proposed an area in Australian Commonwealth waters …   Read more


Sustainability consultant, Rob McCann, shares his thoughts on global warnings, whether COP27 is important and what it all means for you as a resident of this planet.   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