The environment is considered in every decision the City of Belmont makes. By protecting and enhancing our natural environment now, we can ensure it is maintained and can be enjoyed for years to come. Belmont is a leading Council in the areas of climate protection and water management and links with various local and state-wide groups to enhance our natural environment.
How can you help the environment?
Rewards for Residents is NOW OPEN and offers great incentives for City of Belmont residents to live more sustainably. Discounts are available on products including pool covers, green printing, worm farms, compost bins and bokashi buckets, home energy and water audits, insulation paint, rainwater tanks and eco products. For more information including Terms & Conditions please visit www.switchyourthinking.com.au.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Reduce your water use
Follow the 4Rs of waste management
Assist in enhancing and protecting biodiversity
- Plant waterwise, local natives in your garden or verge
(please refer to the Verges and Drainage page for information on permitted verge treatments). Examples of waterwise demonstration verges can be seen at Miles Park on Belgravia Street and Forster Park on Abernethy Road, both in Cloverdale.
- Grow Local Plants brochures (Central & East Coastal) are available on the Downloads page of the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare's website. The brochures provide information on size, form, flower colour/ timing and bird and butterfly attracting species. The East Coastal brochure is for the area near the river, while the Central brochure is relevant to the opposite (southern) side of Great Eastern Highway.
- Use mulch, improve the soil
Join a ‘Friends Of’ or catchment group, and help protect your local bushland, foreshore or wetland.
For more information visit the Events and Volunteering page.