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Changes to services and facilities
We have changed our services in line with the current public health orders. Changes include temporary closures of face-to-face services including our customer service centres and libraries, please check the changes to services and facilities page for more information. We are still here to help you, check out our range of online services or call us on 1300 434 434.

You can access our services online during business hours Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. For solar conversations, all general enquires and conversations with experts please contact us on 1300 434 434 or email mec@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au

Known as the caretakers of Manly, the Manly Environment Centre (MEC) promotes sustainable living practices through practical projects. The MEC is an advocacy, research, education and resource centre.

Find out how you can get involved, you may even have an environmental project you’d like the MEC to take on.

Manly Environment Centre is temporarily located on Level 2 of Manly Library.

MEC experts

On various days, specialist staff will be at the Manly Environment Centre to answer your questions relating to their area of expertise.

  • Sue Jacobs, Senior Environment Officer – Catchment
    Sue has a Bachelor of Science Degree in natural resource management and has worked for Council for over 15 years. Sue can talk with you about our waterways and lagoons, as well as other general aspects of our natural environment and how we manage it.

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About MEC

The MEC can help you learn about the environment and sustainability and how better your lifestyle choices can positively affect the environment.

Education

The MEC offers education programs for environmental students of all ages.

Our projects

MEC is involved in a diverse range of projects to increase awareness and affect change.