About Us

The Community Environment Network (CEN) was formed in 1997
as an over arching body to support individuals and groups
in Lake Macquarie, Wyong and Gosford who are working for the environment.


We are an independent community group that works for Ecologically Sustainable Development and against threats to it.

Aim and Objectives   

  • Increase the effectiveness of community groups in the region
  • Be a regional voice for the environment and sustainability
  • Provide a forum for public discussion and education
  • Increase public awareness and understanding
  • Promote community monitoring of the environment
  • Facilitate the empowerment of individuals


Membership of the CEN is open to both individuals and other groups across the region. CEN is a community based non-profit organisation that meets 4 times / year.

The CEN employs a number of part time staff however, most of our activities are carried out by volunteers.

Our Office (FM Building)

CEN are located in Facilities Management Building on the Ourimbah Campus.

Features include:

  • Recycled rainwater for our Nursery and rinsing Waterwatch Equipment - courtesy of Newcastle University
  • Energy Audit and Low Energy, CFC Free Fridge - sponsored by Energy Australia
  • Computer screens having low energy requirements - paid for by CEN.

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Contact details

CALL 02 4349 4756

PO Box 149 Ourimbah NSW 2258

FM Building, Central Coast Campus,
University of Newcastle,
Loop Road, Ourimbah,
NSW, 2258