Mayoral Column: Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer


WE’VE experienced some heavy rain and downpours this month with severe weather lashing our coast and inland areas.

The damage across our region has been substantial and I thank everyone for your patience while we restore damaged roads, drainage and other infrastructure across Port Stephens.

We are committed to rebuilding what we’ve lost so things can get back to normal as soon as possible and we aren’t wasting any time — works to replace the culvert on Foreshore Drive are already underway and will be built to last for many years to come.

I want to thank our Council work crews who have been on the ground from the beginning to protect the community and are now repairing the damage.

The community spirit across our region is like no other and I am so proud to see how we continue to pull together and help each other during these times — thank you to you all for keeping Port Stephens safe.

As the weather clears, Port Stephens Council is holding a number of events across our region to make it a more vibrant and fun place to live, while boosting our local business economy and supporting our region.

Join us each Saturday evening at Shoal Bay foreshore for our Endless Summer event series, bringing you music and activities in the park and the new parklets for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information about what’s happening across our region and things to do, visit


By Ryan PALMER, Port Stephens Mayor

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