The NSW Government has introduced the Biodiversity Banking and Offsets Scheme (or 'BioBanking') to help address the loss of biodiversity values, including threatened species.
Council has responsibility for identifying the area’s heritage assets and protecting them through environmental planning instruments.
Council are continuously working on updating and improving our understanding of flood risk in the Port Stephens Council LGA through the NSW Government's Floodplain Management Program.
View bushfire maps that ensure residential and other developments such as child care facilities, hospitals and aged care facilities are not unduly exposed to any major bushfire risk.
Environmental Plans and Strategies
Council has a number of environmental plans and strategies which can be viewed here
Information on tree management policies and procedures around Port Stephens.