The Yass Valley community’s Long Term Goals for the Natural Environment:

  • Our natural environment remains clean and healthy.
  • Local feral animals, pests and weeds are eradicated.
  • Yass Valley is home to a diverse range of native flora and fauna.
  • Practices in environmental sustainability are widely adopted throughout our local area.

Yass Valley Council provides a number of environmental services to residents in the area, to care for our natural environment, and to meet community expectations and legislative requirements.

This section of the website will provide you with information about the following topics:

Air Quality & Woodsmoke


  • Natural Environment
  • Trees
  • Native plant list for waterwise gardens 
  • Yass Gorge

Buying a Rural Property

  • Introduction
  • Buying a rural property – things to consider
  • Sustainable land management
  • Weed management

Catchment Health & Water Quality

  • Catchment and Natural Resource Management
  • Gully Erosion

Floods and Fire

  • Planning for Bush fire Risk
  • Flooding

Get Involved

  • Environment Events
  • Local community groups (YAN/landcare, community garden), 
  • Funding and Grant Opportunities

Illegal Dumping

Public Health

Sustainable Living

Waste & Recycling

  • Services provided by Yass Valley Council. 
  • Love Food, Hate Waste Program

Weed and Pest Animal Management

  • Control of Noxious Weeds
  • Control of Pest Animals