Hurstville City Council is committed to working with the Hurstville City community to achieve environmental sustainability. This is reflected in the goal contained in our Environment Policy of fostering 'A sustainable city that protects and enhances the natural environment for present and future generations'.
Council plays a key role in protecting Hurstville City's natural environment through conservation, rehabilitation and education initiatives relating to land, water, air quality, flora and fauna. We are also committed to improving our own environmental performance as an organisation.
The natural boundaries of Hurstville City are formed by Georges River and Salt Pan Creek. The Georges River is considered to be one of the area’s most valuable natural assets due to its aesthetic, recreational and biological value, with bays along the section of the river bordering Hurstville City include Edith, Lime Kiln, Jew Fish and Gungah bays.
There are also a number of wetlands in the area such as the Riverwood and Lime Kiln Bay wetlands, which Council has enhanced over recent years through considerable rehabilitation and expansion. These wetlands are an important natural habitat for a diverse range of wildlife.
Hurstville City also contains a number of bushland areas, including Oatley Park which is the largest native bush reserve in the St George region. This park has the most protected sandstone vegetation communities in the entire local government area, which is of great conservation value. The natural bushland contains a wide variety of native trees, shrubs and flowers.
Council runs a number of initiatives and programs aimed at halting climate change, increasing energy efficiency, encouraging water conservation. This site also contains tips to help residents save money and the environment by making some simple lifestyle changes.
Council's Environment Policy (29.13kB)
National Trust of Australia (NSW)
Lugarno Progress Association
Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society