Third round of Community Catch Ups to commence in November

26 October 2023

From Saturday 4 November, Port Stephens Councillors, General Manager and Council Staff will be out in the community talking to residents at ‘Community Catch Up’ sessions across Port Stephens.

Council’s General Manager Tim Crosdale said the Catch Ups are a great way for the community to meet and chat with Council staff in a friendly and informal setting.

“We’ve run 6 other Community Catch Ups throughout the year, and had some really valuable interactions with people from across our community,” said Mr Crosdale.

“With a huge program of works under our belt, and plenty more to come, it’s a great opportunity for residents to come along, chat to their elected Councillors and find out what’s happening in their local community,” he added.

“Current and upcoming hot topics include our recently completed Koala Vehicle Strike Project, the extension of smart parking into Shoal Bay, and the review of our Port Stephens Local Housing Strategy.

“If you have any questions regarding these topics, or anything else – big or small – I encourage you to come along and have a chat.

“On the back of our previous Community Catch Ups, we heard that more people wanted to attend the sessions, but found it hard during the week when they’re at work. We’ve taken that feedback on board and scheduled 2 of the sessions on the weekend so more people can attend,” said Mr Crosdale.

The first session will be held on Saturday 4 November at the Sustainable Living Festival at Medowie, from 10am to 12pm. Central Ward Councillors will be in attendance, alongside Council staff.

Sessions will also be held on:

  • Saturday 25 November, 10am to 12pm at the Woodville Coffee Cubby, 227 Clarence Town Road, Woodville 2321
  • Monday 27 November, 10am to 12pm at the Shoal Bay foreshore, opposite the pharmacy

The community can also contact Port Stephens Councillors directly at