Property Care and Management Resources

There are several excellent e-newsletters, websites and organisations that will connect you to advice and assistance in caring for your property.



Lake Macquarie Landcare E-news:
Hunter Local Land Services:


The Rural Living Handbook

This invaluable Handbook provides specific information for owners of small landholdings. It has a wide ranging information on property management, including livestock, fencing, chemicals and waste disposal as well as biosecurity responsibilities, including pests, weeds and diseases.

The Rural Living Handbook is available for free as an interactive version to read or download.


Every Bit Counts

Every Bit Counts is a website for small landholders looking to connect to hundreds of like-minded people trying to improve their land, production capacity and environment. This program is currently operating in the Hunter Region and has many useful contacts to government departments and resources.


Organisations and Agencies

Centre for Invasive Species Solutions

The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions is a government funded research facility based at the University of Canberra. They have produced the FeralScan website and App which can be used by community groups for managing pest animals



Local Land Services Hunter

Local Land Services works in partnership with LMCC to ensure best practice management of natural resources, including weed management and pest animal control in areas regarding council laws.

They provide guidelines, training and incentive programs and assist council with weed and pest management plans for local landowners.



Lake Macquarie Landcare

Lake Macquarie Landcare is a partnership between the Lake Macquarie Landcare Network IncLake Macquarie City Council (LMCC) and almost 300 Landcare groups within the LMCC Local Government Area. Local groups are supported through the Landcare Resource Centre.



Community Environmental Network – Central Coast Group

CEN is an independent community network group that works for Ecologically Sustainable Development and against threats to it. The Network provides advice, resources, information and support to individuals and community groups to improve their environment in the Gosford, Wyong and Lake Macquarie areas.

CEN facilitates and supports Land for Wildlife in New South Wales



Land for Wildlife

Land for Wildlife is a voluntary property registration scheme that encourages and supports landholders to manage areas of their property for wildlife habitat. Registration is free and does not alter the legal status of a property.



The Australian Conservation Foundation   

The Australian Conservation Foundation is Australia’s leading non-government, non-profit environment organisation.



Nature Conservation Council of NSW 

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) is a non-profit, non-government organisation representing more than 120 community environment groups across NSW. The website has valuable information and relevant up-to-the minute news articles.



NSW Dept. of Planning and Environment

The Environment and Heritage Group is part of the Dept. of Planning and Enviroment. Amongst other responsibilities this group manages the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Biodiversity, Conservation and Science.


This excellent website also has information on Australian Wetlands and their environmental importance, program funding etc



Dept. of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

This newly formed department of the Federal Government was formed in July 2022.  The website includes useful information.



Lake Macquarie City Council


Information on Sustainable Living, Environmental Reports etc.