ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
catchments. The Councils of Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog and Cessnock,
Hunter Water and Hunter Local Land Services, pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present
and future with a spiritual connection to these lands
Our Councils recognise the vast knowledge the Traditional Owners provide to the management of the Hunter Estuary and
thank them for their support in the development of the coastal management program.
The people of the Hunter connect with the Estuary and are united in their stewardship of the Estuary for future generations. The Hunter Estuary is flourishing, resilient to change and rich in natural beauty.
The Hunter Estuary Alliance is an opportunity for Councils and public authorities to work together to achieve shared objectives and overcome key constraints to coordinated, effective and sustainable management of the Hunter River Estuary for the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of the community both now, and into the future.
Maitland City Council (lead), City of Newcastle, Port Stephens Council, Dungog Shire Council, Hunter Local Land Services and Hunter Water are working together to develop the Hunter Estuary Coastal Management Program. We call on all stakeholders to be part of the process to drive change to create the estuary which we all need.
We Are Here
The Hunter Estuary Coastal
Is being developed through the lead of Maitland City Council and collaboration with City of Newcastle, Port Stephens Council, Cessnock City Council, Dungog Shire Council, Hunter Water and Hunter Local Land Services. Together these partners have united to create the Hunter Estuary Alliance – HEAL.