The following web links have been arranged under relevant sub headings.

General Links

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Hunter Local Land ServicesWebsite of the Hunter Local Land Services (formally HCRCMA)
The Hunter Region Landcare NetworkWebsite of the Hunter Region Landcare
Hunter Wetlands Centre AustraliaWebsite of the Hunter Wetlands Centre – An educational facility and natural reserve in
Lake Macquarie City CouncilWebsite for the Local Government Area of Lake Macquarie City
Landcare AustraliaWebsite of Landcare Australia – a national collection of Landcare
Landcare NSWLandcare NSW provides representation for the states 47,000 community
Trees In NewcastleTrees in Newcastle is a local native plant nursery, volunteer & education centre and provider of bush regeneration
Visit Lake MacquarieAccess to visitor information about the Lake Macquarie region, download Maps, Visitor Guide and Walking Trails

Weed Links

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Bush regeneration technique videos – LMLLake Macquarie Landcare has produced a range of videos with best practice weeding and bush regeneration techniques for Landcare
Basic Weeding Technique Videos – SWCThe Sydney Weeds Committee has produced a range of videos on how to remove various weeds using common techniques.
Grow Me InsteadA brochure and interactive website providing guidance on plant choices for the garden to help gardeners avoid
Control of Woody WeedsGuide with drawings of cut and paint method for woody
Control of weeds with underground reproductive structuresGuide with drawings of crowning and other methods for weeds with underground reproductive
Control of vinesGuide with drawings of scrape and paint method for vine
Weeds in Australia websiteThe Weeds in Australia web site brings together information on weeds and weeds management at the national level, and is your connection with weed activity in Australia. It links to information and services on Australian Government and selected state and territory web sites and includes an A to Z of weeds plus a range of other weed publications.
NSW Weedwise – Weed Profiles and Control GuidesThis site contains searchable information on common weed species and their
Weeds of the Hunter and Central CoastThis booklet provides information to land managers and the wider community on the identification and control of common weeds encountered within the Hunter and Central Coast region.

Native Plants and Animals

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Backyard Habitat Planting Guide
and Plant Selector Table
This guide contains information to help you improve your backyard biodiversity, and learn how to create your own habitat
Creating Places for Birds

Nest Boxes

Myna Bird Proof Nest Box

These guides contain information to assist you build bird boxes and attract birds to your community or garden.

Australian Plants Society NSWOur aim is to inspire all Australians to love, grow and conserve our native plants. We have 18 active groups across NSW willing to share their insights and knowledge.
For over 500 plant profiles, see our Plant database. For stories and info about growing native plants, conservation and tips and tricks, see Information and Monthly enewsletters Native Plants for NSW.
Threatened Species ProfilesPerform a species search to find basic information on threatened animals and plants in NSW – what they look like, where they’re found, how they live, and why they’re

Links for Schools

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Nature Watch DiaryPrintable pages for students to start journals of what natural events are happening e.g. plants flowering, birds
Habitat Garden resourcesA range of factsheets to assist schools with creating habitat gardens, including frog ponds and bush food
Biodiversity Teachers Kit‘Biodiversity for kids’ is a hands-on Science and Technology unit that is designed to help you teach about biodiversity in your local environment. Students will learn about biodiversity, animal and plant habitats, ecosystems, food chains and webs and biodiversity
National Tree Day lesson plansTurn your tree planting actions into valuable lessons on land use, ecosystems, biodiversity, habitat and many other environmental understandings with a range of free Lesson Plans and Digital Student

Health and Safety

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Bushfire Survival PlanThis document will help you make a Bushfire Survival Plan and prepare your property to give yourself, your family and your home the best chance of survival from a
Tick Information from AABR An overview of the health risks presented by ticks and control methods, with links to NSW Health and U.S.
In Safe Hands ToolkitConservation Volunteers Australia and the Conservation Skills Centre are pleased to inform you that the revised and updated In Safe Hands Toolkit (3rd Edition) is now available. Download the document by selecting
Pod cast on WHS ActInterview with Julian Campbell from 2nur FM. Dave Sheerin from WorkCover discusses volunteers being covered under the Work, Health and Safety
Safe Work Australia information on volunteers under WHS ActDescribes obligations regarding volunteers under the new Work, Health and Safety

Cultural Heritage

Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Local Aboriginal Land CouncilsProvides information on the boundaries and contact details for Local Aboriginal Land
Australian Heritage Commission: ‘Ask First’ – A guide to respecting Indigenous heritage places and values.Provides a practical guide for land developers, land users and managers, cultural heritage professionals and many others who may have an impact on Indigenous
Bushcare with careProduced by Greater Sydney Local Land Services. The purpose of this guide is to improve the capacity of professional bush regenerators, biodiversity managers and Bushcare volunteers to protect and conserve Aboriginal


Resource LinkDescriptionParent Page
Seed Collection Guidelines and Code of ConductThe Florabank guidelines and code of conduct provide information on how to collect, store and propogate native seeds in an environmental responsible way and according to best practice
RegenTVRegenTV is AABR’s growing online library of restoration videos from forums and field days, aligned to the National Restoration Standards. Along with the videos there are learning resources for students and life-long learners.
RegenTV allows for the sharing of current thinking, in a rapidly growing field, in a climate changing world.