Bushcare

Bushcare
Photo of two women taking part in a tree planting initiative
Bushcare is a volunteer program that encourages residents to get involved in looking after our natural environment. Bushcare Bushcare is a volunteer program that encourages residents to get involved in looking after our natural environment. Environment; Events; Tree Preservation
​​Photo of two women taking part in a tree planting initiative

Canterbury-Bankstown's natural environment is rich, diverse and unique, providing a valuable resource for local residents and visitors alike. Our natural environment is 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.

Bushcare is a volunteer program that encourages residents to get involved - as a community based program, it's a great way to meet other residents while doing something worthwhile for the environment.

Together with the work carried out by us and contracted bush regenerators; Bushcare volunteers are making a significant contribution to the conservation and management of our valuable bushland.

Become a bushcare volunteer

Are you passionate about the local environment? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves to make a difference in the community? Then why not join other volunteers lending a hand! Volunteers are currently needed to help remove trees and weeds, plant native vegetation and maintain the wetland in various areas. The more people who help, the more work we can get done – and that will ensure our local environment thrives!

Volunteering in Bushcare can assist with a range of career opportunities through: ​ 

  • Networking;
  • Learning opportunities;
  • On-ground experience;
  • Learning skills in native plant identification, weed control techniques, conservation & bushland management; and 
  • Applying knowledge in the field by being involved in assessing and planning future works. 

Contact

For more information, or to get involved, contact Council's Bushcare Officer​ Peter Goss on 9707 9233.

Bushcare sites

GroupDay of the MonthTimeMeeting Place
Irene Jones Bushland1st  Thursday9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Padstow Park

Banks Street, Padstow

Meets in the car park

The Yeramblers1st  Saturday9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Amberdale Reserve

Amberdale Ave, Picnic Point

Meets at the end of Amberdale Ave

Morgan's Creek 1st  Saturday1 pm – 3.30 pm  

Morgan's Creek Reserve

Prince Street, Picnic Point

Meets in Prince Street near the corner of River Road

The River Reserve1st  Sunday8.30 am – 11.30 am  

The River Reserve

Sandakan Road, Revesby Heights

Meets between 123 – 125 Sandakan Road

Lambeth Reserve 3rd Monday9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Lambeth Reserve

Henry Lawson Drive, Picnic Point

Meets in the car park

Cup & Saucer Creek Wetland3rd Tuesday

9.30 am – 11.30 am

 

Cup & Saucer Creek Wetland

Heynes Reserve

Berna Street, Canterbury

Meets at the viewing platform

Lansdowne Park  3rd Friday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Lansdowne Park

Hazel Street, Lansdowne

Meets in Hazel Street near Lucinda Ave

Norfolk Reserve 4th Friday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Norfolk Reserve

Norfolk Road, Greenacre

Meets at the corner of Norfolk Road and Ron Scott Circuit   

Curzon Road4th Saturday 9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Little Salt Pan Creek Reserve

Curzon Road, Padstow Heights

Meets at the end of Curzon Road

East Hills Park 4th Saturday 1 pm – 3.30 pm  

East Hills Park

Cook Crescent, East Hills

Meets at the entrance gate in Cook Crescent

Band Hall Reserve

4th Sunday of

Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov

9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Band Hall Reserve

Auburn Road, Birrong

Meets in the car park

Carysfield Park  

4th Sunday of

Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec

9.30 am – 12.30 pm  

Carysfield Park

Johnston Road, Bass Hill

Meets in the park adjacent to the SES building in Johnston Road

Rorie Reserve 4th Sunday1 pm – 3.30 pm  

Rorie Reserve

29 Alma Road, Padstow

Meets at the reserve entrance​