There are many environmental issues facing today's generation – issues which have the potential to adversely impact upon the way we live now and into the future.
Council is actively involved in a broad range of environmental health areas to maintain the health of both our natural and built environments and also the health of the people who choose to live here.
There are opportunities for you to become involved in some of the environmental health areas as a volunteer with community groups such as Tidy Towns and Landcare.
You can also make a positive contribution to environmental health and sustainability by the way in which you live, even if you don't have the time or inclination to become a volunteer.
Recycling, controlling weeds, minimising your electricity and water use, maintaining your swimming pool properly, looking after your septic system, using appropriate hygiene when preparing food – it's easy to make a difference.