environment news

Council shining a light on illegal dumping in Lake Mac

Lighting has been installed at an illegal dumping hot-spot in Lake Macquarie in the latest bid to crack down on the environmentally destructive practice.

Top marks as summer water quality testing gets underway

Swimming and fishing spots throughout Lake Macquarie have received top marks in the first round of Lake Macquarie City Council’s summer water quality monitoring program.

Green thumbs up for Landcare legends

Some of Lake Macquarie’s hardest-working volunteers have been given a green thumbs up at the Lake Macquarie Volunteer Landcare Network’s annual Landcare Awards.

Council rewarded for waste initiatives

Lake Macquarie City Council’s pioneering approach to waste management has been recognised with another national industry award.

From Russia with love – avian arrival sparks twitcher passions

Who wouldn’t want a quiet afternoon on the shores of Lake Macquarie after an 11,500km flight?

Redhead dunes reap rewards of students’ hard work

Redhead Beach is looking greener thanks to the efforts of more than 100 school students volunteering their time as part of this year’s CityServe initiative.

What’s on this weekend in Lake Mac City

There is something for everyone in Lake Macquarie City this weekend, 16-17 November.

Remediation works at Bolton Point

Council has temporarily closed an area of foreshore parkland at Bolton Point to undertake site remediation works.

Construction works underway at Pelican Boat Ramp

Construction of the new and improved $1.2 million Pelican Boat Ramp is now underway, with work expected to be complete in 10-12 weeks.

Palmers Road Ryhope closed to due nearby bush fire

Palmers Road at Ryhope is currently closed due to nearby bush fire activity.