Bushcare

Bushcare
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.  
Bushcare volunteers

​​​​​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, Colin Brennan, on 9707 9597.

Bushcare sites

​Padstow - Padstow Park 

9.30am-noon
 First Thursday of each month
Meet at Banks Street, opposite Kuranda Avenue 

Condell Park - Dalton Reserve 

9.30am-12.30pm
 Second Saturday of each month
Meet at Manahan Street, opposite Higgins Street, Condell Park 

Picnic Point - Lambeth Reserve 

9.30am-12.30pm
Second Sunday of each month
Meet at Picnic Point Reserve, Carinya Rd near the mown park. 

Padstow - Rorie Reserve 

1-3.30pm
Second Sunday of each month 
Meet between 27 and 31 Alma Road, Padstow 

Padstow Heights - Neville Clasper 

9.30am-12.30pm
Thursday Sunday of each month
Meet at corner of Henry Kendall Avenue and Vera Place 

Padstow Heights - Curzon Road 

9.30am-12.30pm
Third Saturday of each month
Meet between 19 & 24 Curzon Rd. at the end of Curzon Road

Padstow Heights - Churchill Reserve 

9am-noon
Third Saturday of each month
Meet between 8 & 14 Bushland Drive, Padstow Heights 

Picnic Point - Morgan's Creek 

9.30am-12.30pm
Third Sunday of each month
Meet at the corner of Prince Street and The River Road 

 

Greenacre - Norfolk Reserve 

10am-1pm
Fourth Friday of each month
Meet at the Playground on Norfolk Road, Greenacre. 

East Hills - East Hills Park 

9.30am-12.30pm
Fourth Saturday of each month
Meet at East Hills Park near the railway bridge 

Bass Hill - Carysfield Reserve 

9.30am-12.30pm
Fourth Sundya of each month
Meet at the car park off Johnston Street, Bass Hill 

Revesby Heights - The River Reserve 

2.30-5.30pm
First Saturday of each month
Meet between 123 and 125 Sandakan Road, Revesby Heights 

Revesby - Virginius Reserve 

1-3.30pm
First Wednesday of each month (except March, which will be the second Wednesday)
Meet on Virginius Street, opposite Mars Street, Revesby 

Georges Hall - Thornton Reserve 

1-3.30pm
Second Sunday of each month
Meet at the gate on Carysfield Road (opposite the Velodrome), Georges Hall 

Bass Hill - Lansdowne Reserve 

1-3.30pm
Third Sunday of each month
Meet at Lucin​da Aven​ue, opposite Kirrily Place, Bass Hill ​