Bidjiwong Community Nursery
Details of the nursery which promotes community participation in environmental enhancement programs, including propagation of flora.
Bushcare is Council's program of restoration and rehabilitation of bushland reserves and public land by volunteers. Volunteers are involved in looking after the native bush, plant identification, fauna monitoring, weed control and seed collection for propagation at the Community Nursery.
Sydney is part of one of the worlds most amazing natural landscapes and we in The Hills Shire are fortunate to still have these beautiful landscapes and abundance of wildlife in our Shire.
The Community Environment Centre at Annangrove Park is a major environmental resource for the community to utilise. It offers an Environmental Reference Library, information brochures on a range of environmental topics, advice and assistance from staff on duty and the opportunity to be involved in the Community Waterwise Garden Demonstration site.
The Hills Shire Council offers an environmental education program for schools, including In-School Business-Workshops.html, School Environment Days, Environmental Special Events, Birds as Indicators Project and Schools Green Network.
The Environmental Management Plan provides both a holistic and integrated approach to the management of the Shire's natural and built environment. The plan identifies issues and problems that receive or need Council attention.
A new project aimed at improving local aquatic habitats and fish feeding/breeding opportunities.
As a Cities for Climate Protection member, Council is required to achieve five strategic greenhouse reduction milestones, taking a leading role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at the local community level.
Greywater is water from washing machines, laundry tubs, showers, hand basins and baths. It does not include wastewater from toilets, urinals, bidettes or kitchens.
This information is designed to assist businesses when looking for appropriate premises and during the initial set-up of the business.
On-site sewage management refers to any system that processes wastewater and disposes of the effluent within the premises. The main types of on-site sewage management systems in The Hills Shire are septic tanks and aerated wastewater treatment systems.
Information about issues affecting air quality, illegal dumping and landfill, and noise pollution.
A list of Water and Solar Grants, Rebates and Offers available as of February 2010.
The Hills Shire is one of the fastest-growing urban development areas, with the potential for environmental harm to occur on building and construction sites. One way to ensure environmental management practices are observed is to establish and maintain adequate Erosion and Sedimentation Controls on all construction sites.
Trees play an important role in our environment and Council has adopted Tree Management Guidelines to establish Council’s work practices toward tree management on private land. Learn about regulations affecting private trees, the Council’s street tree planting program, and tree management guidelines.
Council routinely monitors the water quality of major creek systems, screens stormwater drains, gross pollutant traps and detention basins of concern in the area. Data obtained is used to assess the health of the local waterways and identify trends and prominent sources of water pollution within the Shire. This section also includes information about the Water For Life program and tips on how to save water around the home.
Information about waste services, including garbage, recycling, garden organics and clean-up collection.