Environment

Catchments & Waterways

No matter where you live in Newcastle you live in a catchment. A catchment is an area of land that drains eventually to a single point.

Energy & Resource Management

Council is responsible for undertaking, managing, supporting and regulating a wide range of activities to reduce the impact upon the environment.

Environmental Education

Find out about the diverse environmental education activities Council is delivering across Newcastle.

Flooding

Flooding is a natural process caused by rare storms that occur infrequently and can include heavy rainfall, strong winds and elevated sea levels.

Stormwater

By working with the community to manage stormwater effectively we are improving water quality that ends up in Newcastle waterways and on our beaches.

Urban Forest - Trees

Looking for information about trees in Newcastle? Planting? Regulations? Get your questions answered here.

Bush Fire

A bush fire prone area is an area with the potential to support a bush fire or be subject to bush fire attack.

Coast & River

Newcastle's coastline and river is home to a diversity of internationally important plants and animals. These areas can be subject to a range of environmental hazards including erosion, inundation and cliff instability

Landcare

Our vision is to preserve and protect biodiversity of our natural environment, and to foster community awareness and participation in sustainable natural resource management for Newcastle.

Environmental investigation at historical Waratah gasworks

Newcastle City Council has engaged an independent environmental consultant to investigate an area in Waratah where a small gas works may have operated in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.