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The Hunter & Central Coast
Regional Environmental Management Strategy


The Hunter & Central Coast Regional Environmental Strategy (HCCREMS) was endorsed in 1996 as a framework for collaboration between Councils on environmental issues that make ecological, financial and strategic sense to address at a regional scale. Since its inception the HCCREMS program has become a model for Local Government collaboration on regional environmental management issues, and has established a reputation across Australia for producing best practice environmental programs, policies, management tools and capacity building initiatives.

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Managing Strategic

Regional Environmental Programs

The key program areas currently being delivered under the Hunter & Central Coast Regional Environmental Strategy are:


Biodiversity Conservation

  • Surveys, Mapping & Modelling
  • On-Ground Conservation Works
  • Roadside Management & Marker Scheme
  • Biodiversity Investment Incentives

Climate Change

  • Region-wide Research
  • Risk Management & Adaptation
  • Heatwaves
  • Natural Disaster Resilience

Environmental Compliance

  • Best Practise Resources for Local Government
  • Managing Contaminated Lands
  • Environmental Assessment Tools



Environmental Education

  • Community Waste Minimisation
  • Biodiversity
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design
  • Energy efficiency


Regional Waste

  • Hunter Regional Strategy
  • Education
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Organics


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Professional Services & Resources


The HCCREMS program has produced a significant body of environmental management resources available through this site, and has a specialist team able to provide a range of specialist Professional Services at very competitive rates

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Training & Events


The latest HCCREMS training events, Program activity updates, newly released publications and resources or regional news can be found here:



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