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Manly Environment Centre will reopen from Monday 11 October. Check in via the Manly Library.

The Manly Environment Centre (MEC) has a long history of providing opportunities to learn about the environment and sustainability and how your lifestyle choices can create positive outcomes for you, your community and your environment.

The Centre has relocated from its original position on Belgrave Street, Manly, to our temporary location in the Manly Library (level 2).    

What we offer?

Staff at the MEC are arranging the collation, cataloguing, and digitising of our substantial collection of environmental education materials. 

The Centre intends to also continue to assist with coordinating traineeships, internships and work experience opportunities for students.

Events, talks and workshops geared towards sustainability are also organised by MEC staff and volunteers.

Qualified staff from within Council and suitably qualified volunteers will be made available to discuss environmental matters and answer questions on topics: stormwater management; bushland regeneration and restoration; pest management; biodiversity conservation and management; coastal, estuarine and catchment processes and issues; environmental offsets; carbon management; energy and water efficiency; renewables; waste management and the circular economy; recycling and reuse; and user conflicts and how Council manages them.   


The MEC at Belgrave Street opened in 1991 following a groundswell of concern from the community about the intense pressure which development, tourism and pollution were having on the environment.

The MEC has become an award winning organisation and a successful example of council, community and corporate co-operation, and provide training, education and campaigning tirelessly for positive environmental outcomes.


Contact Council Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie Watson on 1300 434 434 or email to find out about volunteer opportunities.

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Jill Hartley
Information and Administration

Robynne Millward
Project Officer


Level 2 Manly Library
1 Market Place
Manly NSW 2095
Map of About MEC