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Infrastructure and transport

Is continued expansion of the road network meeting the demands of road users and reducing traffic congestion? Or is unplanned and unsustainable population growth creating many of the problems in our region?

Do you own an electric vehicle – or maybe an electric bicycle? How often do you catch public transport? Read on to find out how technological advances are transforming our lives.

New energy projects – potential impacts on nature

In our effort to decarbonise our world to reduce climate impacts, a raft of new energy projects being rolled out create some concern as to how they may impact our natural environment and wildlife. This is what has been termed the Green vs Green dilemma.   Read more

Environmental Impact Assessment Process for wind farms

There is some pushback on the development of offshore wind farms. Their environmental impact assessments/statements will have to be demonstrably independent and transparent so they cannot be accused of being biased or influenced by the proponents and therefore unacceptable to sectors of the community,   Read more

Quarry applications continue unabated

Quarry applications continue unabated Submissions from local residents, environmental groups and concerned residents are trying to present some perspective on the cumulative impacts of so many quarries in our region. …   Read more

Some cautiously good news on emissions

It’s time we dabbled in some slightly positive news, especially when it comes to the climate. Though this is not to take away from the dire circumstances which we find ourselves in. This is all very hard to untangle, so here is Rob McCann with a snapshot of what’s happening emissions-wise.   Read more

Renew – Travelling Electric – Maitland

Renew Hunter Region Branch was very pleased to host this informative session, and hope it has provided locals with the necessary information when considering an EV as their next vehicle.    Read more

Between a rock and a hard place

Opinion By Rob McCann, South Pacific Sustainability. The proposal If approved, the Stony Ridge Quarry is expected to produce approximately 1.5 million tonnes of hard rock per annum, largely to …   Read more

Innovation Roadshow Comes to Port Stephens

This event was attended by Renew Hunter Branch members and supported by Port Stephens Council which recognises the contribution of local businesses to global innovative solutions.   Read more

Have your say on EV Charging

Port Stephens Council’s proposed changes to its DCP support future installation of EV Chargers in two specific scenarios ensuring the DCP aligns with changes to the National Construction Code.   Read more

Council charging ahead with Electric Vehicle initiatives

Members of Renew Hunter Branch recently attended a meeting with Port Stephens Council staff to discuss Council’s plans to develop EV charging infrastructure.   Read more

Renew – Travelling Electric

Renew Hunter Region Branch was very pleased to host this informative session, and hope it has provided locals with the necessary information when considering an EV as their next vehicle.    Read more