In 1993, Cr Innes Creighton from Port Stephens Council took up the cause and negotiated a tenancy agreement with Port Stephens Council for the land at 360 Soldiers Point Road, Salamander Bay (where we have been ever since).
This decision would eventually revolutionise the Tomaree Peninsula’s perception of waste and would lead to what is now known as Salamander Bay Recycling; which is considered by many, as one of Australia’s finest Community Recycling Enterprises (CREs).
Since its inception, the organisation has diverted many thousands of tonnes of material from landfill; we provide employment for nine local people and donate thousands of dollars each year to local community groups and good causes.
By combining a very popular social outlet with a unique retailing experience for many on the Tomaree Peninsula has meant that Salamander Bay Recycling has grown to become a viable alternative to conventional retail.
We work closely with various NGOs as well as Governmental departments where we provide a venue and work opportunities for the unemployed and supervision services for low-level offenders who are able to complete their community service work orders in a positive and reaffirming environment.