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Useful links
Singleton Council's Environmental Sustainability Team has collated some links to a range of sustainability topics that may be of interest. 

These links will be updated regularly so keep checking back!

Sustainable building, renovating and deconstruction
Your Home website - Guide to building, buying or renovating a home
Office of Environment and Heritage - Planning and Building an Energy Efficient Home
Office of Environment and Heritage - Renovating your Home
Build it Back Green - Rebuilding with a reduced carbon footprint
NABERS - Nationwide rating system for Australian buildings, tenancies and homes
NaTHERS - Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme
HIA Green Smart - Program to promote practical, affordable and durable environmental solutions for residential design and construction
Ecospecifier - Eco-products knowledgebase providing information to assist the design of eco-preferable buildings, interiors, infrastructure and landscapes in Australia
Forest Stewardship Council Australia - Helps you find Australian timber that has been certified for its environmentally and socially responsible management
Sustainable Deconstruction - NSW Environment Protection Authority guide to removal and separation of building materials to maximise the recovery of materials and minimise disposal costs.
Trade Secrets - Short videos providing clear, practical information for tradespeople and apprentices about the easiest ways to incorporate sustainable practices into their service

Sustainable living
Liveability - Collaborative initiative that supports people to live the life they want, sustainably

Sustainable agriculture
Ecological Agriculture Australia Association - an ecological approach to food and fibre production
Australian Carbon Co-operative Limited - An organisation that aims to build capacity, networks and R&D around the new landuse: carbon sequestration.
Managing rural properties during drought - the NSW Department of Primary Industries website has information regarding planning for, managing in and recovering from drought conditions.

Water efficiency
Office of Environment and Heritage - Saving Water
Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme - Australia's water efficiency labelling scheme that requires certain products to be registered and labelled with their water efficiency

Energy efficiency
Office of Environment and Heritage - Energy Use in your home and Smarter Choice Program
Office of Environment and Heritage - Renewable Energy at Home
Your Energy Savings - Information about saving energy, saving money and grants.
Smart Blocks - Helps you save energy in your apartment block's common areas
Equipment Energy Efficiency Program - A guide for consumers to select the appliance that uses the least energy and which meets their energy service needs

Organic gardening
The Sustainable Gardening Australia website has numerous resources and factsheets on topics related to organic gardening including: birds, composting, mulch, no dig gardens, pest control and soil improvement.

Conservation of Australia's Biodiversity
Build Your Own Wildlife Nest Box - Developed by Greater Sydney Local Land Services to assist the community build their own nest boxes to ensure nest boxes provide homes for our wildlife for years to come.

Local environmental/sustainability groups
Landcare NSW
Hunter Region Landcare Network
Singleton Shire Landcare Network - PO Box 728 Singleton 2330
Hunter Farm Forestry Network
Broke Bulga Landcare Group Inc 
Putty/Three Valleys Landcare Group Inc
Minewatch - PO Box 728 Muswellbrook - Gail Collins 6543 1078
Singleton Community Garden - Albion Park Singleton - Jodie Atfield - 0432 160 571
Singleton Shire Healthy Environment Group - 6572 2235

Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290