We hope you enjoy learning about the attractions and history of our beautiful urban lake and forest park.

FoNL has been active for over 24 years with a mission to be at the  forefront of maintaining, protecting and promoting respect for the whole of Newport Lakes.

25th Annual General Meeting

Once again meeting to celebrate the great works underway with the Friends of Newport Lakes, the 25th AGM was held on 10 October 2023. We are pleased to share the following members will be leading FoNL for the coming year!

The 2023-24 Committee Members are:
  •      President: Neil Zimmerman
  •      Treasurer: Greg Hancock
  •      Secretary:  Ingrid Dodd
  •      Committee (Social Media Officer): Gaida Saulitis
  •      Committee Member: Lorraine Harrison
  •      Committee Member: Stephen Gaff
  •      Committee Member: Sabine Boukamp 

Influencing the future

Newport Lakes Open Space Development & Conservation Plan

In October of 2021, FoNL helped to 'future proof' Newport Lakes Reserve. Hobsons Bay City Council invited FoNL and the public to comment on the Newport Lakes Reserve Conservation and Development Plan. Developed in association with the Friends of Newport Lakes, this plan outlines environmental values and challenges and provides a ten year plan to protect and enhance the Reserve.

We have provided specific feedback to the Council regarding the plan in the documents linked below. We encourage all of our members to review this document to better understand our position across Councils proposed plans and the individual implementation points.

Friends of Newport Lakes Consultation Report

Detail Responses to Section 12 Implementation Items

You can review the full plan on the Hobson's Bay website using this link:
 Newport Lakes Reserve Conservation and Development Plan

Follow us on Social Media
Stay updated with the latest activity happening at Newport Lakes by following us on Facebook and Instagram @friendsofnewportlakes using the links below!
2023 Working Bee Calendar

  • Sunday 12th February: Nature Walk & Talk
  • Sunday 5th March: Clean-Up Australia Day
  • Sunday 9th April: Conservation Day
  • Sunday 14th May: Planting Day
  • Sunday 11th June: Planting Day
  • Sunday 9th July: Planting Day
  • Sunday 13th August: Conservation Day
  • Sunday 10th September: Conservation Day
  • Sunday 12th November: Conservation Day
  • December 2023: Holiday Celebration (TBD)
All activities go from 10am 12 noon and we meet in the car park. Do as much or as little as you can alongside good company and conversation. Bring a hat, sturdy shoes, water, sunscreen, and a smile!

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Updated Resource Booklet: Birds of Newport Lakes

An up-dated copy (now also covering 2020 sightings) is available at our working bees and there is a copy at the Newport Lakes Native Nursery for park visitors to consult if they have seen a bird they can't identify.


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