Wednesday 22 May is World Water Day 2017 - a timely reminder to stop and think about where the water goes after you pull the plug in your kitchen sink, or what happens to shower water after it flows down the drain.

Take the FlyingfoxEngage Survey.
It only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Muswellbrook Shire Council is working with the NSW Government and the local community to develop a management plan for the Muswellbrook flying-fox camp.

Please complete and share this survey to share your experience and ideas about how to manage the camp.

All responses will be considered in developing the plan.

Muswellbrook Shire Council would like to thank those groups and individuals that gave up their time on Sunday morning to participate in Clean Up Australia Day despite the weather. This year the focus was on litter and participants targeted hot spots such as both skate parks in Denman and Muswellbrook, local fast food outlets as well as main streets in both towns.

Council’s Sustainability Officer, Tracy Ward said: “It was a rainy start to the day but 50 people still turned up in Muswellbrook and Denman to clean up. I’d like to thank our Scout and Girl Guide groups that participate every year as well as those individuals that show up year in, year out. This year also saw the Red Door Community Kitchen get a group together to help out”

Council would also like to acknowledge council staff and councillors as well as local businesses that got in and helped out including Cummins South Pacific, Muswellbrook McDonalds, Final Form Regen and Stan Ray.

Council is dedicated to the environment and has actively participated in Clean Up Australia Day for twenty seven years. Council not only encourages residents to participate in Clean Up Australia Day but to take pride in our Shire and keep it clean every day.

Please contact Tracy Ward, Sustainability Officer - Projects, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 02 6549 3778.

Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site
Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site

Volunteers at Denman Clean Up site
Volunteers at Muswellbrook Clean Up site

Calling all nature lovers to join the working bees this April to be part of this Club to Club Muscle Creek rehabilition project. Club to Club is an initiative to rehabilitate Muscle Creek, between Muswellbrook Golf Club and Muswellbrook District Workers Club to improve habitat and connectivity for threatened and endangered species. This is a great opportunity to discover interesting facts about Muscle Creek, improve habitat and connectivity for threatened and endangered species, and to meet like-minded people.

Volunteering with the Better Earth team gives you an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded volunteers, while doing your part to look after our precious parklands, beaches, wetlands and forests. We have a range of fantastic projects you can join. You can volunteer for a few hours, one day or spend a whole week with us – whatever suits you.

Are you curious about the flying foxes you may be seeing in Muswellbrook Shire? Download this brochure to gain a better understanding of the flying-fox.

Are you interested in caring for the land?
Protecting native habitats?
Learning about native plants and animals?
Keeping your local area beautiful?

  • World Water Day focuses on wastewater
    21 Mar 17

    Wednesday 22 May is World Water Day 2017 - a timely reminder to stop and think about where the water goes after you pull the plug in your kitchen sink, or what happens to shower water after it flows down the drain.

  • Flying Fox Survey - share your ideas!
    7 Mar 17

    Take the FlyingfoxEngage Survey.
    It only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

    Muswellbrook Shire Council is working with the NSW Government and the local community to develop a management plan for the Muswellbrook flying-fox camp.

    Please complete and share this survey to share your experience and ideas about how to manage the camp.

    All responses will be considered in developing the plan.

    ...
  • Club to Club working bees in April
    7 Feb 17

    Calling all nature lovers to join the working bees this April to be part of this Club to Club Muscle Creek rehabilition project. Club to Club is an initiative to rehabilitate Muscle Creek, between Muswellbrook Golf Club and Muswellbrook District Workers Club to improve habitat and connectivity for threatened and endangered species. This is a great opportunity to discover interesting facts about Mu...

  • Volunteering opportunities with Better Earth
    25 Jan 17

    Volunteering with the Better Earth team gives you an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and meet like-minded volunteers, while doing your part to look after our precious parklands, beaches, wetlands and forests. We have a range of fantastic projects you can join. You can volunteer for a few hours, one day or spend a whole week with us – whatever suits you.

  • Landcare volunteers wanted!
    20 Jul 16

    Are you interested in caring for the land?
    Protecting native habitats?
    Learning about native plants and animals?
    Keeping your local area beautiful?

  • Flying Foxes: A guide for Upper Hunter residents
    18 Oct 16

    Are you curious about the flying foxes you may be seeing in Muswellbrook Shire? Download this brochure to gain a better understanding of the flying-fox.

  • More News ->
Back to top