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The Protectorate

Since 1990, The Port Hacking Protection Society (PHPS) have produced a quarterly newsletter titled "The Port Hacking Protectorate". These newsletters represent a comprehensive database of information on the Hacking River Catchment. In a joint project, Sutherland Shire Environment Centre and PHPS have now have several editions of "The Protectorate" available on-line via this website.

About PHPS

The Port Hacking Protection Society (PHPS) was formed by a group of Port Hacking residents to fight a proposal in the early 1980s to build a Tombolo in the waterway. In the protracted battle to overturn the proposal, the Society amassed a great deal of knowledge about the waterway, both about the ecology of the waterway and about the urban and regulatory factors which impact that ecology. The battle over the Tombolo over, PHPS decided not to disband, but instead to put its hard-earned knowledge to continued use by remaining involved in issues concerning Port Hacking. In particular, PHPS aims to ensure that Port Hacking remains pristine and enjoyable for users today and for future generations.

All text and images on this site are the property of Hacking River Catchment Management Committee (now SCMB), Port Hacking Protection Society and Sutherland Shire Environment Centre.
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