Hunter Councils Environment Division (HCED) is committed to enhancing the availability, dissemination and exchange of information related to environmental management and sustainability to councils in the Hunter, Central Coast and mid North Coast Region of NSW. To that end, has established this website to provide details on the HCED projects, enable secure access for member councils to documents related to active projects and to provide details of relevant issue based resources relevant to HCED and its member councils.

The site is made up of, for the most part, hypertext links to other Internet sites which contain information collated and presented by government agencies, third-party organisations and individuals.

The providers of the linked sites often have their own protocols and standards in relation to their sites and the information which appears at them. We urge you to familiarise yourself with these protocols and standards, as HCED can not warrant and does not represent that the linked sites are complete, current, reliable and/or free from error. HCED does not accept responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense you might incur as a result of the use of or reliance upon the materials which appear at the linked sites.

HCED has designed the site to provide limited information and be a portal to further information sources and should not be relied upon as the ultimate and complete source of information on any particular topic.

Bearing in mind the importance of freedom of expression to our democratic society, HCED does not necessarily endorse or support the views, opinions, standards or information expressed at the linked sites. Similarly, you should not interpret the absence of a link from the Little Aussie Battler (LAB) site to any particular third-party site as a criticism or comment by HCED on the provider or content of that site.

The links which appear on the LAB site have been set up as an information source only and with HCED’ desire to promote multiculturalism, tolerance and diversity in our society in mind. As such, you should appreciate that despite the efforts of HCED to review and asses the suitability of the linked sites, some material which appears at those sites, may cause offence or upset to some visitors. HCED regrets any such offence or upset caused.


The intention of the LAB website is to improve the accessibility and dissemination of information and resources to council officers in the region.

All information contained in this website is intended for use by any individual or authority however remains the property of the original author. Copyright remains with that body and all information used should be appropriately acknowledged using the text provided or where indicated, permission should be sought from that body. For information property of HCED the following acknowledgement should be used: Copyright HCCREMS 2010. Reproduced from HCCREMS web site with permission.

All copyright materials on this website have associated acknowledgment ‘text’ displayed. This text must be replicated in full when acknowledging the council or other body to which the property is copyright.