Six-month Progress Report July to December 2023

15 March 2024

We're proud to release our Six-month Progress Report for July to December 2023, highlighting the achievements in delivering for the community.

The report provides an update on how Council’s tracking against its Delivery Program 2022 to 2026.

General Manager Tim Crosdale said he was proud to share the progress Council has made over the past 6 months.

“The Delivery Program identified the development of several plans and strategies as a priority and it's been great to see progress on key documents like the draft Community Wellbeing Strategy, the draft Shoal Bay Place Plan and the Carbon Neutral Action Plan Progress Report as well as progressing the Coastal Management Program and a review of the Local Housing Strategy,” Mr Crosdale said.

“Over the last 6 months, we've completed a range of key projects across Port Stephens such as shared pathways, roads, tables and accessible change rooms at the Little Beach precinct, Avenue of the Allies at Tanilba Bay, Sturgeon Street at Raymond Terrace, the Port Stephens Drive Koala Road Strike Project  and the opening of the new Raymond Terrace Depot.

"We’ve also ticked off a major action from our Waste Management Strategy with the introduction of our Garden Organics bin system across Port Stephens.

"We established a number of Advisory Groups to focus on matters of homelessness, heritage, environment, communications and engagement. In addition, we held the inaugural Port Stephens Housing Forum to explore ways we can work together to tackle the housing crisis across our community.

“I encourage everyone to take a look at the report – these snippets are only a small collection of highlights and the challenges over July to December 2023,” Mr Crosdale added.

Report highlights:

  • Green bin service launched
  • 28 It’s On! activations and events
  • 17,000+ potholes filled
  • Held the Port Stephens Housing Forum
  • Completed the Little Beach and Lemon Tree Passage town square capital works projects
  • The Koala Sanctuary won the Gold Award at the NSW Tourism Awards

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