Fern Bay and North Stockton Land Use Strategy


Port Stephens Council and Newcastle City Council are teaming up to deliver a land use strategy for Fern Bay and North Stockton. The strategy will focus on identifying a site for commercial development and improving the supply of open space for residents. Both councils are seeking input from the community about how Fern Bay and North Stockton should be planned and serviced into the future.

You can share your ideas and suggestions by

  • Joining us at our community drop-in sessions:
  1. Thursday 14 September 2017, 3 to 5pm, Fern Bay playground, Vardon Road, Fern Bay.
  2. Saturday 16 September 2017, 9 to 12pm, Stockton Library, King Street, Stockton.
  • Sharing your ideas via our online map below.

  • Completing the survey below.

  • Contributing a submission via email, post or handed over the counter at Port Stephens Council or Newcastle City Council.

    Comments are due by 5pm Friday 6 October 2017.

All submissions and survey responses will be considered during the research, investigation and preparation of a draft strategy that will be placed on public exhibition in 2018.

The formal public exhibition period in 2018 will provide residents a further opportunity to review and respond to the actions and measures proposed by Port Stephens Council and Newcastle City Council to provide greater facilities and services to the residents of Fern Bay and North Stockton.



Port Stephens Council and Newcastle City Council are teaming up to deliver a land use strategy for Fern Bay and North Stockton. The strategy will focus on identifying a site for commercial development and improving the supply of open space for residents. Both councils are seeking input from the community about how Fern Bay and North Stockton should be planned and serviced into the future.

You can share your ideas and suggestions by

  • Joining us at our community drop-in sessions:
  1. Thursday 14 September 2017, 3 to 5pm, Fern Bay playground, Vardon Road, Fern Bay.
  2. Saturday 16 September 2017, 9 to 12pm, Stockton Library, King Street, Stockton.
  • Sharing your ideas via our online map below.

  • Completing the survey below.

  • Contributing a submission via email, post or handed over the counter at Port Stephens Council or Newcastle City Council.

    Comments are due by 5pm Friday 6 October 2017.

All submissions and survey responses will be considered during the research, investigation and preparation of a draft strategy that will be placed on public exhibition in 2018.

The formal public exhibition period in 2018 will provide residents a further opportunity to review and respond to the actions and measures proposed by Port Stephens Council and Newcastle City Council to provide greater facilities and services to the residents of Fern Bay and North Stockton.