As a region we're experiencing the lowest water levels in our dams in over two decades. Level 2 water restrictions apply to all properties connected to Hunter Water's water supply network in the Cessnock Local Government Area.
Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Dungog and small parts of Singleton.View a map of our area of operations
School Environment Programs
School Environment Grants
The grants for 2019-20 have been awarded and successful schools advised. Guidelines and the application form are available. Eligible past projects include:
- vegetable, sensory, bush-tucker and native gardens, chicken coups, compost or worm-farms
- native animals and birds habitat projects
- waste reduction, energy or water saving projects
- environmental competitions, excursions or teacher training
dirtgirlworld’s get grubby program
Council has subscribed to the get grubby program for early childhood and early primary years – reaching into year 3.
The program focuses on the enrichment of the early learner and support for their educators around environmental sustainability.
It addresses and explores the key learning outcomes of the National Quality framework for Early Childhood Education and Care.
To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plants for National Tree Day
Council provides schools and preschool with native plants for National Tree Day held on the last Friday of July each year.
This online kit promotes awareness of threatened species in the Lower Hunter. It promotes experiential learning through field work and other research such as surveying, mapping and computer activities.
Waste Ops - Film contest for Year 7 & 8 (not currently available)
In 2018 Cessnock and Maitland Councils offered Year 7 & 8 students the chance to take part in a short film contest. It was a way to engage students, spark their imagination and creativity, and improve their persuasive writing skills. Stage 2 and Stage 3 Geography Teacher Resource Kits have been developed based on Kurri Kurri High Schools winning 2017 video 'Cut the Plastic' which focused on single use plastic bags.
For more resources, events and contacts also see the NSW Governments Sustainable Schools website.
If you have any questions please contact one of Council's Sustainability Officers on 4993 4100 or e-mail email@example.com.