Lake Macquarie: Sustainable Lake Mac

This month, Sustainable Neighbourhoods celebrate 10 years of making the city a more environmentally sustainable place to live. The not-for-profit community group has collectively reached more than 100,000 people through 1,427 events since the Alliance started in 2011.

Lake Macquarie City Council’s Manager Community Partnerships Andrew Bryant said Sustainable Neighbourhoods bring the community together to address local sustainability and social challenges. “It’s inspiring to see an active, skilled and supported citizen group working together towards a common vision,” Mr Bryant said. “There’s always opportunities to get involved and make a difference with your neighbours.”

Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteers have contributed more than 31,000 hours in the past decade.
Sustainable Neighbourhoods volunteer Steve Dewar said it’s a wonderful way to learn, share and care for our environment while also having fun and being social.

“We do tree planting days, pollination projects, community garden working bees, an annual Waste to Art exhibition, Repair Cafe events and much more.”

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said it’s fantastic to see Lake Macquarie residents act on local environmental, sustainability and community initiatives.” Sustainable Neighbourhoods is an initiative of Lake Macquarie City Council.

Go to for more information and to find out how you can get involved.

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