Community groups and networks

Community training in action

Waverley is a vibrant and active community with many community networks and groups working towards making our community more sustainable.

We aim to support these groups through partnerships, training, funding and facilitation, wherever possible. If your group or network needs help with a great idea or project, ask us how we might be able to assist.

We can also help put you in touch with your local community group.

For more information, please email our Environment Engagement Officer or phone 9083 8045.

Local community groups

  • Second Nature
    Make your pledge today to join the growing number of local residents making sustainability second nature in their everyday life. Tell us what you are interested in, and we’ll let you know about upcoming events and workshops. www.secondnature.org.au
  • Bushcare
    Bushcare groups meet regularly at several beautiful spots along the coast to restore, protect and enhance our native bushland. Join your local Bushcare group
  • Compost Revolution
    Join 7000 other eastern suburb households in the fast-growing movement to compost at home. Get an 80% subsidy from Council on compost bins & worm farms with free delivery to your door.
  • Blue Bondi Green
    Kick the plastic habit and help make Bondi Beach plastic bag free by joining this joint community, council and business initiative
  • Take 3
    Take 3 asks everyone to simply take 3 pieces of rubbish with them when they leave the beach, park, waterway or...anywhere! Pick it up. Bin it. And keep our ocean free of plastic pollution. #Take3fortheSea
  • Transition Bondi
    Transition Bondi is a community group in Sydney, Australia, based on the principles of the global Transition Town movement. Through workshops and events, such as their popular Film and Feast night, a monthly Dig Day at their community garden and a farmers market stall for free bike tune-ups and training, Transition Bondi brings people together to share, learn and be active in creating a more sustainable community and world. Transition Bondi believes addressing the big issues of our time, from food security to dependence on fossil fuels, starts at the local level - here in Bondi Beach. Get involved www.transitionbondi.org
  • BIKEast
    BIKEast is the bicycle user group representing people riding bicycles to commute, for recreation or for just getting around in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. BIKEast is affiliated with Bicycle NSW. Find out more on the facebook page.
  • Responsible Runners
    Join Responsible Runners at Bondi Beach every Sunday for a fun beach clean-up to protect our marine environment. Get the low-down: www.responsiblerunners.org
  • Responsible Cafes
    Passionate about improving sustainability at cafes? Lend a hand to reduce the 1 billion disposable coffee cups wasted in Australia every year. And don't forget your reusable cup! Find out more at www.responsiblecafes.org
  • Surfrider Foundation
    Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection of Australia’s waves and beaches through conservation, activism, research and education. Register your interest to volunteer at Bondi Beach via bondi@surfrider.org.au
  • Reduce Your Footprint
    A central portal for sustainability programs run by Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils and online discussion forum for anyone with questions on green living.
  • Barrett House
    A sustainability demonstration house which is available as a venue for meetings and workshops. Check out Barrett House for information about groups that already meet there, or call our Environment Engagement Officer for booking enquiries on 9083 8045.
  • Environmental Grants – financial assistance
    The environmental grants are part of Council's Small Grants program. If you have a great idea but don't know how to fund it, find out if you are eligible for an environmental grant.

Find out more

Phone 9083 8045 or email environment@waverley.nsw.gov.au for more information.

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