After a busy 2016, including the federal election and campaigning on a range of local issues, Port Stephens Greens are seeing out the year with a Xmas social at the Hunter Botanical Gardens, Heatherbrae, on Sunday 11 December from 12.30pm. BYOG + picnic or BBQ – or use the Gardens café.
In the New Year we will meet regularly to continue our work supporting concerned local communities on issues such as the Williamtown contamination scandal; proposed new sand mines; protection of public lands and koala habitat, and more sustainable housing and commercial development. We will spread our message through market stalls and other events, while also having fun with movie nights and other socials.
We are in limbo as regards Council mergers, but whatever the State government decides we face the prospect of at least 12 months of an unelected Administrator before the next local elections. We will continue to press our case with whoever is calling the local government shots, as well as with State and Federal governments where appropriate.