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.

Contaminated Land

If you intend to develop land that is contaminated, or the landuse history indicates the land may be contaminated, Council may require you to investigate remediate and/or validate contaminated soil or groundwater as part of your development.

Energy and 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.

Environmental Health

Protect yourself and the environment around you and learn more about the regulations to ensure Newcastle remains a great place to live, work and visit.


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

Historical Waratah gasworks site

The City of Newcastle has completed an environmental investigation at the site of an historical gasworks in Waratah.

Hunter River

Our River is the most important in NSW, and is internationally recognised.


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.

Our Catchments and Watercourses

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.

Our Coastline

Newcastle's coastline is home to a great diversity of coastal environments.

Our Urban Forest

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

Stockton Coastal Management

More information and latest updates on the response and management of erosion at Stockton Beach.


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