A sea of sustainability

set to hit the Central Coast

The inaugural Sustainable Future Festival will be held at Mingara Recreation Club from 11 to 13 November, offering a sea of sustainability designed to celebrate all things waste related.

4 November 2022


FORMING part of The Lakes Festival, this new event offers something for everyone with a jam-packed program full of environmentally friendly educational activities, displays and competitions.


Central Coast Council Director Infrastructure Services, Boris Bolgoff said this exciting new event aims to educate and inspire Central Coast residents on how to live more sustainably.


“Council is thrilled to partner with its waste collection contractor Cleanaway, to deliver an event that not only brings community members together to learn about all things sustainability, but also offers handy tips and tricks on how we can all minimise our carbon footprint and keep our region’s coastline as beautiful as ever,” Mr Bolgoff said.


“This festival will also see a special guest appearance from former ‘The Block’ stars and Central Coast locals, Kyal and Kara on Saturday 12 November. The pair will join a discussion panel on how to reuse items already in your home, before hosting an interactive demonstration on repurposing furniture.


Leading scientist and environmental activist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will also join the event on Sunday 13 November, offering eager festival goers the chance to gain his advice on how to contribute to creating a more sustainable future and reduce our carbon footprint.”


Council Administrator, Rik Hart said Central Coast residents have shown over the years that they are passionate about reducing the amount of household waste that ends up in landfill.


“This terrific event offers the perfect opportunity for locals to learn first-hand from the experts on how to live more sustainably, and what simple steps can be taken at home to reduce our carbon footprint,” Mr Hart said.


“I encourage residents to check out all this fantastic new event has to offer and help support the local businesses taking part.”

Further festival highlights include:


  • Performances from Junkyard Beats


  • An out of this world ‘Waste Maze’


  • A Christmas waste prevention seminar from Take 3 For the Sea


  • 'Secrets of the Sea’ artwork by Minka Gillian


  • Beeswax demonstrations


  • A daily welcome to country from Girri Girra


  • Meeting the waste fighting duo, The Super Sustainables and their nemesis, The Rubbish Rebel


  • A brand new, interactive sustainable education vehicle


The Sustainable Future Festival will take place from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 November, at Mingara Recreation Club, 12-14 Mingara Drive, Tumbi Umbi. Gates open from 9am until 4pm each day.


For further information and to see the full event program visit

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