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Bushland and Bushcare

Georges River Council is predominantly residential, with most of the housing types found in the area comprising of separate houses. This presents rising housing pressures as the population continues to grow.

Urban development in the area dominates the landscape character, with the majority of land used for residential development, commercial centres, roads and transport, open spaces and to a lesser degree, light industrial development.

Georges River Council has a large number of sites that are categorised as natural areas of bushland with a high volume of species of plants. The native vegetation in the parklands also supports a number of native animals, including birds and reptiles, as well as the ring-tail and brush-tail possums.

Remnant bushlands

Sites of remnant bushland are:

  • Baldface Point Reserve
  • Carss Bush Park
  • Church Street Reserve
  • Kyle Williams Reserve
  • Moore Reserve
  • Oatley Pleasure Grounds
  • Oatley Memorial Gardens
  • Oatley Point Reserve
  • Poulton Park
  • Redin Place Reserve
  • Shipwrights Bay Reserve
  • Banksia Place Reserve                         
  • Cedar Street Reserve
  • Depot Road Reserve – small remnant containing Turpentine and Zieria smithii (rare in the area)
  • Edith Bay Wetlands
  • Evatt Park
  • Foreshore Reserve
  • Freeman Avenue Reserve                    
  • Gannons Park                                  
  • Gungah Bay Reserve                                         
  • Heinrich Reserve
  • Jewfish Point Reserve
  • Jinna Road Reserve
  • JohnstoneStreet Reserve
  • Lime Kiln Bay Wetlands
  • Lugarno Parade Reserve
  • Marine Drive Reserve
  • Meyer Reserve
  • Moons Ave Reserve
  • Myles Dunphy Reserve
  • Oatley Heights Park
  • Ogilvy Street Reserve
  • Park Road/ Dame Mary Gilmore Avenue nature strip                   
  • Peakhurst Foreshore
  • Pearce Avenue Reserve
  • Ponderosa Place Reserve
  • Riverwood Wetlands
  • Yarran Road Reserve

There are other smaller remnants existing throughout the Georges River Council area.

Bushcare

If you are a local resident interested in looking after the local environment, why not join the Georges River Bushcare Volunteers. You can enjoy the benefits offered by this worthwhile and enjoyable social activity. Council provides hands-on training in correct bush regeneration techniques and sites are supervised by our fully-qualified Bushcare and Wetland Officers. Council’s comprehensive public liability insurance is offered to all registered participants.

Volunteers assist with:

  • Weed identification and removal
  • Native plant identification
  • Soil stabilisation and minor drainage works, where required
  • Planting (when natural regeneration of soil-stored seed is unlikely to occur)
  • Seed or cutting collection and storage of surplus seed, or seeds of threatened and endangered species.

For further information or to join a bushcare group, please visit click here.