Changes to how we communicate
In response to legislation changes by NSW Government due to COVID, all current public notices (including development applications) can now be found on the public exhibition page, accessible from the homepage. From here you’ll be able to have your say directly.
Hard copies will also be made available each week at Raymond Terrace, Tomaree and Tilligerry libraries. If you do not have access to the internet or our libraries and you wish to receive a weekly copy of the public notices directly, please call Customer Relations — we can add you to a mail list.
Council will continue to advertise events and activities, as well as some legislated notices, as needed in local newspapers. We understand everyone in Port Stephens has different needs when it comes to communications. Redirecting funds as a result of these changes to advertising legislation will mean we can research and deliver more tailored communications for areas without internet access, and engage more directly and meaningfully with people right across Port Stephens. We are also currently undergoing a review of how these recent changes may impact on the fees and charges associated with development applications.
Notice of intention to treat infestations of aquatic weeds
Notice is given that Port Stephens Council intends to treat infestations of aquatic weeds on or in drains, depressions and waterways throughout the Council area. Including portions of the following rivers occurring in the Port Stephens Council Local Government Area: Hunter River from Raymond Terrace to the confluence of the Paterson River, Paterson River from the confluence of the Hunter River upstream to the Port Stephens Council boundary and Williams River upstream from Raymond Terrace to the Port Stephens Council boundary. Herbicides containing active ingredient 600g/kg Metsulfuron methyl and/or active ingredient 360g/l glyphosate will be used. Residents in the treatment area should not use, drink or swim in the water during the period of treatment. Small scale reapplications may occur within 30 days of the date of the original treatment. Any further enquiries may be directed to Council on 02 4988 0255.