About Sutherland Shire Environment Centre

We are an independent, not-for-profit, community organisation actively involved in a wide range of projects aimed at maintaining the natural beauty and character of our Shire, and surrounding waterways and parks.  We promote sustainability, support environmental education, and welcome community involvement to help us address environmental issues that affect the Shire and its bioregions.

A current focus is to protect our water supply at Woronora – including our recent petition calling for the mining underneath our reservoir to be stopped.  Sutherland Shire Environment Centre supports a number of other fantastic environmental initiatives, in addition to this campaign.  If you are interested in living more sustainably at home, or at work, we may be able to help.  Our Sunny ShireSO Shire, and Plastic Free Sutherland Shire groups liaise with a number of local organisations, schools and businesses, and can offer advice about solar energy, batteries, and sustainable practices.

Our Campaigns


Our Fragile High Country

A free online talk hosted by National Parks Association South Sydney. Anthony Sharwood is the guest speaker, author of From Snow to Ash.

Anthony is a Walkley Award-winning journalist. From Snow to Ash documents his solo trek of the Australian Alps Walking Track, a beautiful, gruelling, and fragile mainland hiking trail.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Land, the Dharawal and Gandangara peoples, who have cared and continue to care for country. We recognise that Aboriginal Sovereignty has never been ceded.  It is our goal to build restorative relations between peoples, and we pay our respect to their elders – past, present, and emerging.