HEC Resources

Library | Energy Audit Kit | Herbarium | Publications

HEC is open to the public and is used as a resource base for the local community, students, teachers, bush walkers, land carers and lovers of wildlife and nature.

HEC reference library

HEC maintains a small specialised reference library. Members are welcome to browse and borrow books that are of interest to them. There is a wide range of free posters, brochures and fact sheets also available covering topics of interest to the local community.
These include:

  • Native plants and animals;
  • Feral plants and animals;
  • Sustainable living;
  • Local tourism and
  • Land management

Home Energy Audit Kit

Check if you can reduce your home energy bills! HEC has a Home Energy Audit Kit available for loan, so you can test your electrical appliances and energy use.

A home energy audit using the simple kit and audit checklist will help you to understand where you use energy in your home and where you may be able to make saving.


The Herbarium contains professionally compiled samples of numerous plants found in the Adelaide Hills and is a fantastic resource for students.

For Landcare Groups

HEC has equipment to make available to Landcare Groups such as tree planters and gazebos providing shelter for “busy bees” or workshops.

HEC Publications

‘Which Weed? Invasive Plants of the Central Mount Lofty Ranges’

$20 each. A comprehensive pictorial guide to help identify some of the environmental weeds found locally. It has full colour photographs and detailed plant descriptions to help you identify any species you may have on your property.

The book was compiled by Dr Geoffrey Bishop with a grant from “Caring for Country” and the AMLRNRM Board.

Available for sale at HEC.

Which Weed, Invasive Plants Of The Central Mount Lofty Ranges

‘Native Plants of Norton Summit’ 2nd Edition

A  booklet to help identify the common local species for new residents, bush walkers and students. Compiled with help from many volunteers and funded by a grant from the AMLRNRM Board. Available for loan from the HEC Library. 

Native Plants Of Norton Summit