environment news

Call for stallholders for Living Smart Festival

Applications have opened for stallholders to attend this year’s Living Smart Festival, which is taking new measures to ensure the event lives up to its name.

Hunter-first innovation finds end use for recycled glass

Lake Macquarie City Council is spearheading a push to substitute sand with recycled crushed glass in civil works projects in a bid to find a local solution to a growing national waste problem.

Lake Mac achieves its renewable energy target five years ahead of schedule

Lake Macquarie City Council has marked World Environment Day, 5 June, by announcing it has achieved its 2023 renewable energy target.

Lake Macquarie Landcare and Community Ecosystem Monitoring program celebrate National Volunteer Week

To celebrate National Volunteer Week (21-27 May), Lake Macquarie Landcare hosted an event to give thanks to Landcare and Community Ecosystem Monitoring volunteers.

New lifeguard room at Catherine Hill Bay beach

Lake Macquarie City Council’s professional beach lifeguards are set to have a new home at Catho, with work starting this week on a new purpose-built observation room.

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Hazard reduction burn near Fernleigh Track

Fire and Rescue NSW will conduct a hazard reduction burn in bushland near Fernleigh Loop at Adamstown Heights on Thursday 24 May, weather permitting.

Lake Mac residents to go ‘greener’ from July

Lake Macquarie will embark on a new era of kerbside waste services with the introduction of the Food+Garden=Green system from 30 July.

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More than $27,000 in funding awarded to support environmental projects in Lake Macquarie

On Monday night, Lake Macquarie Council approved $27,431 in grant funding to support 11 environmental sustainability improvement projects across the City, and this represents a total benefit of $75,904 to the Lake Macquarie community, when the applicants’ contributions are included.

Council joins fight to help combat car thefts

Lake Macquarie City Council has once again joined the fight to reduce the number of car thefts in the City through Operation Bounce Back.

Get the Site Right in Lake Macquarie

Developers and builders in Lake Macquarie are being reminded of their erosion and sediment control responsibilities, as part of the 2018 Get the Site Right campaign.