Second Nature

We’re on a mission to make sustainability second nature in Waverley


We live in a unique and beautiful corner of the world, and we’re committed to keeping it this way, but Council can't do it alone. That's why we’re working with you - our local community, staff and businesses - to make sustainability more than just an occasional concern.

We want protecting our place it to be a normal part of our everyday. We want it to be second nature.


Second Nature is Council’s call to action for achieving our community environmental targets. By encouraging everyone to align their personal behaviours and choices with positive environmental outcomes, we can all make a difference together. Second Nature encompasses our education and engagement programs, celebrates local environmental initiatives, and provides up to date information on Council programs, community-led environmental action, events, grants and much more.

Making sustainability second nature: are you in?

To stay up to date and be a part of the collective effort in making sustainability second nature. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, and help shape this program with your sustainability interests, preferences, and ideas.

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How are we tracking?

Our 2021 State of the Environment Report provides information on the performance of community and Council against our environmental targets in the areas of Energy and Climate Change, Sustainable Water, Urban Ecology and Sustainable Waste.  It details some of the successful projects undertaken by Council and the local community which are helping us meet Council greenhouse and water targets, but also where more action is needed.

Watch this space

Council is currently updating our environmental goals and actions as part of the 2022 Community Strategic Plan review

Watch this space for more info on Council’s new Environmental Action Plan and what it means for you!