Council has a number of environmental plans and strategies.
Comprehensive Koala Plan of Management
This plan of management helps Council manage community development and the conservation of Koalas in Port Stephens.
Foreshore Management Plan
The Port Stephens Foreshore Management Plan guides the sustainable use of the foreshore for commercial and recreational activities.
Hunter Estuary CZMP
The Hunter Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan aims to guide future decision-making regarding the management of the Hunter Estuary and surrounding area.
NSW biodiversity reforms
NSW Biodiversity Reforms are based on the principle of avoiding, minimizing and - as a last resort - offsetting biodiversity loss through a standardised approach to biodiversity assessment.
Port Stephens & Myall Lakes Estuary Plan
The Port Stephens and Myall Lakes Estuary Management Plan provides a framework for sustainable development and environment protection in the area.
Raymond Terrace Flying-Fox Camp Mgmt Plan
Council has adopted the Raymond Terrace Flying Fox Plan of Management. The Plan of Management specifically covers both Newbury Park and Ross Walbridge Reserve
Coastal Management Program
The NSW Government has established a coastal management framework to manage the coastal environment in an ecologically sustainable way, for the social, cultural and economic well-being of the people of New South Wales.