Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre

Providing the best environmental experience for all

Telephone02 6689 5286

NRGEE Contacts

The following is a list of NRGEE contacts:


Dorroughby ECC

Cindy Picton - Principal

For a complete list of our environmental excursions, camps, video conferences, artist in residence programs, resources and environmental education services  visit:

Phone: 66895286


John Larsson 

North East Waste 

Linda Tohver Education Coordinator

The Green House Education Program: Landfill Open Days; school waste audits; compost demonstrations; teacher support; Waste Management Plans; recycling support

Phone: 6685 3651

Lismore City Council

Vanessa Tallon

Environmental Strategies Office, Waste Education Officer, Biodiversity, koala's, catchments/estuary management, waste, pest management, weeds, sustainability/sustainable housing

Phone: 66250572


Georgina Jones

Phone: 66272800

Rous County Council

For all program information, bookings, education materials, units of work, web tools and links etc. 

Phone: 6623 3800

Southern Cross University 

Environmental Sustainability Education Reseach

Co-ordinating member of Northern Rivers Science Hub  

Prof. Amy Cutter McKenzie (Gold Coast Campus)

Phone: 0755893130 

Dr Marianne Logan (Lismore Campus)

Phone: 0266203799

Byron Shire Council 

Lucy Wilson, Environmental Programs Officer

Trip to the Tip School excursion, run by NE Waste and local Councils. Cost is nil to schools. Buses will also be subsidised. Waste

Phone: 6626 7084 

Northern Rivers Waste/Lismore City Council  

Water Education Officer Waste-wise ways schools program

Phone: 66232007 

Waste Hotline Phone: 1300 87 83 87

Ballina Shire Council 

Samala Heart Waste/Water Education officer

Trip to the Tip School excursion, run by NE Waste and local Councils. Cost is nil to schools. Buses will also be subsidised.

School talks and visits; waste management centre excursion

Phone: 1300 846 444

Tweed Shire Council

Environmental Education Officer

Waste Wise Schools Program; Environmental Education Program; Tours/ Excursions available at Tweed include:

  • Sustainable Living Centre
  • Recycling Centre
  • Landfill (bus tour only - bus provided by school)
  • Clarrie Hall Dam
  • Bray Park Water Treatment Plant (drinking water)
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Kingscliff beach - coastal management & erosion (usually year 10 Geography / year 11/12)
  • Duranbah headland - Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypass Project  (coastal management - year 10 geography)  

 Deb Firestone, Sustainability Program Leader

Phone: 66702555

Kyogle Council 

Waste Management Coordinator

Trip to the Tip School excursion, run by NE Waste and local Councils. Cost is nil to schools. Buses will also be subsidised.

Phone: 6632 1611

Richmond Landcare  

Education Advisor, School land care groups, grounds & planting advice, Assistance with grants

Phone: 66190115

Positive Change for Marine Life

Karl Goodsell

Beach Litter Surveys at Byron Beach every Saturday

Presentations on Marine Debris and effects on wildlife

Phone: 0422756848

Friends of Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens 

Tours of garden/assistance with plant identification. Some workshops available.

Marg Hildebrand

Friends of the Koala 

Ros Erwin


Small group visits to Koala Centre East Lismore, Koala food tree planting, field walks, fact sheets and activities, access to the latest research

Phone: 66298388

North Coast TAFE 

Sustainability Education

Contact Sustainability & Internal Communications Representative

Alica Bales & Kerrie Bowtell

Phone: 0265862263

Wetlands Care

Wetland restoration advice, local biodiversity and water quality related to wetlands

Cassie Price

 Phone: 66816169