Natural Connection

Residents on the job cleaning their neighbourhood
Our Natural Connection program delivers a range of activities that connects the community to Newcastle's unique natural areas. Through engagement, education and community partnerships the program strives to conserve and protect our important coastline, estuary, wetlands, bushland and creeks.

Learning about your coastline

City of Newcastle has been collaborating with University of Newcastle to develop a series of educational videos about your coastline. You can watch them all below.

Coastal Management: Structures

Coastal Management: Sand Nourishment

Coastal Management: Sand Movement

Previous Coastal Processes Videos

Surf Breaks



Squeaky Sand

Who's at home in your backyard?

While we're not able to get out and explore our city's beautiful green spaces at the moment, there are still plenty of ways you can connect with your natural environment and our urban wildlife from home. Check out these screen-free activities to get your family outdoors and enjoying nature in your own backyard.

Our Natural Connection April e-newsletter has some great tips for building planter boxes, growing veges and helping our local biodiversity with a wildlife nest box.

Natural Connection e-newsletter

Subscribe to our monthly Natural Connection e-newsletter to keep updated on upcoming environmental events.