The Hunter Community Environment Centre was established in 2004 to encourage and facilitate environmental and social justice advocacy and education in the Hunter region, NSW, Australia.
Newcastle boasts tremendous natural beauty - our beaches, parks and wetlands of international significance are a drawcard for tourists and residents alike. We are the gateway to the Hunter Valley, home to some of Australia's finest vineyards, farming land and the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops.
The Hunter Community Environment Centre recognises the value of our unique landscape and bioregion, and we are committed to working with our community to protect its diversity and its special places.
We run campaigns on biodiversity, climate change, community health, air quality and social justice. But we are also a resource-hub for groups and individuals working towards environmental and social justice. We provide the space, know-how and training for groups to network and collaborate on campaigns that protect and enhance the quality of life in our region.
The objects of the Hunter Community Environment Centre are:
- To maintain a community environment information, resource and advocacy centre.
- To educate and inform the community about biodiversity and the need to protect it.
- To provide and promote the dissemination of information and views regarding environmental matters.
- To promote and assist cooperation, sharing of resources and coordination of activities amongst environment and community groups.
- To protect and conserve ecological processes, genetic diversity and the natural environment.