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Rare Plants

Georges River is home to several threatened plant communities identified in the 2021 Biodiversity Study, including:

Threatened Ecological Communities in Greater Sydney can be viewed online on the NSW Government SEED Map.

Georges River is also home to some rare plants found individually and in vegetation pockets in the LGA, Image of a rare plant with yellow flowersincluding the Magenta Lilly Pilly (Syzygium paniculatum) listed as Endangered in NSW, and the Gosford Wattle (Acacia prominens) listed as an endangered population in NSW.

You can view details about our local native plants, including information on how to receive your own free native plants and increase biodiversity by viewing Council’s Backyard Biodiversity Guide.

Several other rare plants have been recorded by the community and can be viewed on BioNet, the NSW Government’s source for biodiversity data.

What is Council Doing?

Council's Environment and Bushcare teams work consistently to protect and enhance our threatened plant communities. Examples of recent projects achieving this include:

  • Beverly Hills Park and Black Forest Reserve Restoration project (2019-2021), involving weeding, mow and vehicle exclusion zones, soil scarification and planting of 2,500 Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest species.
  • Riverwood Park and Wetland Restoration Project (2020-2021) involving weeding of priority aquatic weeds and planting of 1,200 Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest and Riverflat Eucalypt Forest on Coastal Floodplains species.
  • H.V. Evatt Park Natural Bushland Restoration (2020-2021), involving weed removal in Estuarine Swamp Oak Forest and Coastal Escarpment Littoral Rainforest communities.
For more information, please visit Council's Bushland page.


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