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Council works closely with 355c Advisory Committees, who assist in the facilitation and delivery of services. In addition to interagency forums, Council aims to build partnerships across a wide cross section of stakeholders.

Interested community members, groups and service providers are given the opportunity to contribute advice through committees on a range of planning and operational matters.

These forums encourage the sharing of ideas, information and creation of strong partnerships. These forums are generally open to all persons who have an interest in helping make Port Stephens a great place to live.

There are several advisory panels and interagencies run by Council:


The Community Development and Engagement Unit maintains an email distribution list to keep members informed of upcoming meetings, local events, professional development opportunities and general information.

If you would like to be included on this email distribution list simply email mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au with your details.

If you would like your organisation's event to be distributed to this list, please send the details to the mylink email address above. This information is then displayed through our mylink online noticeboard here.

Community directory

Council also encourages interagency members to register their organisation's details to the Community Directory on Council's website. This resource is widely accessed by the public and gives members and non-members the opportunity to publicise their organisation details.


Community Development and Engagement Unit
Phone (02) 4980 0190
Email council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au