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Canterbury-Bankstown is rich in natural bushland areas, especially along the along the riverine corridors of the Georges
River and its tributaries. These areas are important for stabilising soil, improving water quality and providing valuable habitats for our native wildlife. In addition, natural areas are also important for their beauty, and the educational and recreational opportunities they provide.
Council works hard to protect these special
places, restoring their ecological function and preventing any further
degradation or loss of species. This includes:
Supporting volunteers to care for and improve the bushland through the Bushcare Volunteer Program;
Supporting community groups to restore and revegetate native vegetation;
Engaging commercial bush regeneration contractors to carry out works to improve our bushland reserves. In addition, Council obtains funding from sources such as Local Land Services for further on-ground works;
A Council-run Bushcare team to carry out works at more than 30 bushland reserves;
Protecting community assets from the risk of bushfire by maintaining firebreaks and a network of fire trails; and
Integrating the management of bushland with other council policies such as the Bushfire Risk Management Plan, the Biodiversity Strategic Plan, Plans of Management for the various parks and reserves, and tree preservation and weed control policies.
Our bushland is precious - many areas are listed as Endangered Ecological Communities, and contain rare
or threatened species of plants and animals. Introduced invasive weeds also pose an ongoing threat to our bushland as they replace native plants and degrade natural resources needed by birds and animals.
To help with conservation efforts and the management of our valuable bushland, we're calling on Bushcare Volunteers to lend a hand!
Bushcare Volunteers help to remove trees and weeds, plant native vegetation and maintain the wetland in various areas. On average, Bushcare volunteers meet for about three hours each month (although you can choose how many hours you can commit to) and no experience is necessary.
The more people who join, the more work we can get done – and that will ensure our local environment thrives!
For more information, or to get involved, contact Council's Bushcare Officer Peter Goss on 9707 9233.
Banks Street, Padstow
Meets in the car park
Amberdale Ave, Picnic Point
Meets at the end of Amberdale Ave
Morgan's Creek Reserve
Prince Street, Picnic Point
Meets in Prince Street near the corner of River Road
The River Reserve
Sandakan Road, Revesby Heights
Meets between 123 – 125 Sandakan Road
Henry Lawson Drive, Picnic Point
Hazel Street, Lansdowne
Meets in Hazel Street near Lucinda Ave
Norfolk Road, Greenacre
Meets near the playground
Little Salt Pan Creek Reserve
Curzon Road, Padstow Heights
Meets at the end of Curzon Road
East Hills Park
Cook Crescent, East Hills
Meets at the entrance gate in Cook Crescent
4th Sunday of
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov
Band Hall Reserve
Auburn Road, Birrong
Meets in the car park
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec
Johnston Road, Bass Hill
Meets in the park adjacent to the SES building in Johnston Road
29 Alma Road, Padstow
Meets at the reserve entrance