Our volunteers play an important role in helping Council to care for our special environment.


Bayside is home to a number of diverse ecosystems, from beach to bushland, waterways and wetlands. To protect these environments, Council:

  • Undertakes works to protect and enhance our bushlands, wetlands and coastal environment
  • Implements water quality improvements to protect our local waterways and Botany Bay
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions through the introduction of energy efficient programs and promotion of renewable energy
  • Reduces water consumption at the Council’s key facilities
  • Drives the implementation of planning control to protect the natural environment
  • Facilitates community education programs
  • Manages Bushcare groups
  • Plans for climate change adaptations and
  • Works in partnership with the community, neighbouring Councils and other government agencies to help protect the natural environment.

There are many ways you can help protect and maintain our local environment. For instance you can join or start a bushcare group, create habitat for native animals in your backyard, participate in National Tree Day and Clean Up Australia Day, or join a local bird watching or environmental group. Follow the links below to find out more about our local environment and how you can help.