Council runs a series of programs to engage residents to participate in better sustainable practices at home, in the workplace or in their community.
You can keep up to date on events, competitions, workshops and much more by subscribing to the Ecoadvocate newsletter. The newsletter is published quarterly and includes some special feature editions throughout the year.
You can also become a member of Lake Mac Grows on Facebook, a community of gardeners committed to growing, sharing and eating fresh local produce. Share your story, your skills and your harvest and eat better for less.
Backyard and Beyond
- Join the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program and create your own natural oasis in your backyard.
- Volunteer for Community Ecosystem Monitoring Program to monitor the health of bushland across the city.
- Join the Land for Wildlife program to find out more about wildlife management on your property.
- Join Eco Angels clean-up program.
- Apply now for an Environmental Sustainability Grant.
- Download the Eastlakes or Westlakes Birding Route brochures and take a tour of Lake Macquarie City's best birdwatching spots.
Your Dollars, Your Choices
Save money and help the environment by reducing your resource consumption.
- Download a copy of the Sustainable Living Guide to find out how you can live a greener life.
- Join Super Street Garage Sales program to recycle, reuse, reduce waste.
- Reduce unwanted junk mail by placing a 'No advertising material' sticker on your letterbox. Order your free sticker from Council by emailing email@example.com or calling us on 02 4921 0333.
- Attend the annual Living Smart Festival.
- Join our Facebook group Lake Mac Grows. Share your stories, your skills and your harvest with a community of like-minded gardeners. Download the Lake Mac Grows seasonal planting guide to help develop your skills and discover new opportunities to grow and eat fresh local produce.
Find out about Landcare groups in Lake Macquarie
Backyard habitat for wildlife program
Help create habitat for local wildlife in your backyard
Community Ecosystem Monitoring
Provides access to the community collected data and health report for var…
Lake and Freshwater Catchment Ecosystem Health Scorecards
Council's Freshwater Catchment Ecosystem Health Scorecards provide a sna…
Eco Angel program
A program designed to help groups keep Lake Macquarie clean all year round
Super Street Sale
Get together with your neighbours and hold a Super Street Sale
Support your community by joining the Sustainable Neighbourhoods program
Bust Your Pool Bills
Bust Your Pool Bills. Information and application form to participate in …
Page last updated: 05 October 2017