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Bushcare Volunteers

The Georges River Council Local Government Area boasts many areas of remnant bushland, mostly along the foreshore of the Georges River. These areas contain a variety of indigenous flora and fauna species including some that are threatened or endangered. They are constantly affected by threats such as:

  • Fragmentation of vegetation
  • Urban runoff
  • Invasion of noxious weeds (e.g. Lantana, Privet)
  • Vandalism (e.g. tree poisoning, rubbish dumping)
  • Encroachment
  • Feral animals (e.g. cats, foxes).

To minimise the effect of these threats to our remnant bushland, several bush regeneration projects are carried out on an ongoing basis. These projects involve revegetation, removal of noxious weeds, rubbish removal, creek restoration and embankment stabilisation. It is anticipated that these projects will improve the diversity of indigenous native flora which will then provide habitat for our native animals.

Get Involved

If you are a local resident interested in looking after the local environment, why not join the Georges River Council Bushcare Volunteers? Our volunteers help plant native species and remove noxious weeds and rubbish from the bush.

Georges River Council Bushcare Groups

Site Meeting Date and Time
Moore Reserve 1st Sunday of the month (8.30 - 11.00am)
Oatley Pleasure Grounds 3rd Sunday of the month (8.30 - 11.00am)
Poulton Park 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (9.00am - 12.00pm)
Evatt Park 4th Saturday of March, May, July, September and November (1.00pm – 4.00pm)
Heinrich Reserve 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (8am -11am),
4th Saturday of February, April, June, August and October (1.00pm to 4.00pm)
Lime Kiln Bay Every Tuesday (8.00am to 11.00am )
Every Wednesday (8.00am to 11.00am)
Marine Drive Reserve 1st Saturday of month (8.30am to 11.30am)
Myles Dunphy Reserve South - every Wednesday (8.00am to 11.00am),
North - every Tuesday (8.00am to 11.00am)
Native Nursery Group  (Site Supervisor – Jason) 2nd Saturday of each month (8.00am to 11.00am)
Council Works Depot 100 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale
NOMADS ( Site Supervisor- Vicki) Rotate to a number of different sites including Pearce Ave Reserve, Peakhurst; Jinna Rd Reserve, Peakhurst; Freeman Ave Reserve, Oatley; Gungah Bay Reserve, Oatley; Johnstone St Reserve, Peakhurst; Park Ave/Dame Mary Gilmore Rd, Oatley; Depot Rd, Peakhurst.
Meets at a prearranged site each week
Need to phone site supervisor before attending.
Every Wednesday (8.00am to 11.00am)
Oatley Park (Site Supervisor- John) Meets: Main Entrance Gate off Oatley Park Ave Oatley
2nd Saturday of the month (12.30pm – 3.30pm)
Ogilvy Street (Site Supervisor – Heather) Meets: Ogilvy Street, Peakhurst (contact Heather before attending)
4th Saturday of each month (8.30am to 11.30am)
Riverwood Wetlands (Site Supervisor – John) Meets: Riverwood Park Oval
1st and 3rd Friday of each month (8.30am to 11.30am)
Roving Group( Site Supervisor- Vicki) Rotate between two sites including :
Lugarno Parade Reserve
Meets: At the end of the cul-de-sac of Lugarno Pde , Lugarno
1st Friday of each month (8.30am – 11.30am)
Peakhurst Foreshore
Meets: Waterside Parade, Peakhurst (right-of-way between 54 and 73 Waterside Parade)
2nd,3rd 4th and 5th Friday of each month at Peakhurst Foreshore (8.00am - 11.30am)

 

Note: Dates/times may change at the discretion of the Bushcare Officer in charge.

Before attending a site please verify the site and its starting time. Please contact Council’s Bushcare Officers between 8.30am and 4.00pm weekdays for more information or for unforseen changes to the Program.

  • Vicki Willes on 0411 744 330
  • Heather Stolle on 0425 291 879
  • Jason Cockayne on 0411 744 715
  • John Kensett on 0435 963 643
  • Georges River Council on 9330 6400