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Latest Sustainability developments


Building the Eco garden in June 2006


Volunteers planting local native plants in the Eco garden in September 2006


Practical sessions about how to manage a compost bin

Eco Garden


An Eco garden is a garden friendly to our environment and wildlife, and which promotes sustainable living ideas.

Living in a sustainable community nowadays is becoming more important as our water and non-renewable resource are becoming scarcer.

As part of promoting sustainability in Lane Cove, Council, with the help of the local community, has developed an Eco garden as a living example of what is achievable in an urban environment with minimal impact upon the earth's resources.


The Eco garden provides a welcoming, user-friendly resource for Council and community that will promote sustainable living concepts. The aims of the Eco garden are:

  • To create a inspiring and practical garden in harmony with nature
  • To promote the planting of local indigenous plant species;
  • To promote sustainable garden practices;
  • To use sustainable and recycled materials, products and technology within the garden;
  • To incorporate bush tucker and productive plants;
  • To educate the community about sustainable living ideas

Community members have helped design and build the Eco garden from sustainable materials such as recycled timber and bricks, and crushed roof tiles. Volunteers have also helped plant the Eco garden since spring 2006 with native plants produced from the Community Nursery. The Eco garden is growing and evolving over time and you are welcome to be part of it!



Eco garden in April 2007

Workshops on composting and worm farming are being held at the Eco garden throughout the year.  

For further information contact Council's Bushcare Officer on 9911 3579 or email