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Bushland


The 2022 Bushcare Events brochure provides information to all community members on Council’s bushland and bush regeneration events throughout the year.

All residents are encouraged to participate and learn about the resilient bushland across the Local Government Area and what we can do to protect and enhance it.

For information regarding how to become a Bushcare Volunteer, please visit our Bushcare Volunteering page.


Please keep checking our Whats On Events page for upcoming events.
 

Significant Vegetation Communities in the LGA

  • Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest
  • Estuarine Swamp Oak Forest
  • Coastal Saltmarsh
  • Coastal Escarpment Littoral Rainforest
  • Swamp Sclerophyl Forest on Coastal Floodplain
  • Freshwater Wetland
  • Cumberland Riverflat Forest
 

Remnant bushland sites in the Georges River area

Baldface Point Reserve Jewfish Point Reserve Oatley Memorial Gardens
Banksia Place Reserve  Jinna Road Reserve Oatley Point Reserve
Carss Bush Park Johnstone Street Reserve Ogilvy Street Reserve
Cedar Street Reserve Kyle Williams Reserve Park Road/Dame Mary Gilmore Avenue
Church Street Reserve Lime Kiln Bay Wetlands Peakhurst Foreshore
Depot Road Reserve Lugarno Parade Reserve Pearce Avenue Reserve
Edith Bay Wetlands Marine Drive Reserve Ponderosa Place Reserve
H.V. Evatt Park Meyer Reserve Poulton Park
Foreshore Reserve Moons Avenue Reserve Redin Place Reserve
Freeman Avenue Reserve    Moore Reserve Riverwood Wetlands
Gannons Park     Myles Dunphy Reserve Shipwrights Bay Reserve
Gungah Bay Reserve   Oatley Heights Park Yarran Road Reserve
Heinrich Reserve    Oatley Pleasure Grounds  
 

Bushfire Prone Land 

Bushfire prone land is land where a bushfire can easily occur.

If you have any concerns that bushland on or near your property may be a bushfire hazard, please contact the Rural Fire Service on 8741 5555 for further advice. The Bushfire Prone Land Map details risk areas for Peakhurst, Mortdale and Hurstville Wards.

If your property has already been classified within a bushfire prone zone, you may be eligible for the 10/50 Vegetation Clearing Scheme which provides residents living near the bush with an additional way of being better prepared for bushfires.
 

Dumping in Bushland

The dumping of material in bushland, including green waste, can cause significant impact to the resilience of bushland, degrading Council / community reserves. The Bushland and dumping flyer has been developed to provide residents with more information on this topic.
 

Building on Bushfire Prone Land

If you are planning to undertake development for any purpose on bushfire prone land, you must comply with the NSW Rural Fire Service Planning for Bushfire Protection 2006 and applicants must submit a Bushfire Assessment Report.
 

Local Bushcare projects funded by the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Grants 2022-2023

We are working with the community on environmental restoration activities including bush regeneration, planting native species, soft erosion control, litter removal, vegetation research, monitoring and community engagement activities (pending COVID-19 restrictions) in these three local sites:

  • Clarendon Road Reserve: Sydney Hinterland Apple-Blackbutt Gully Forest, Estuarine Mangrove Forest and Estuarine Swamp Oak Forest.

These projects are funded by NSW Government through the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Program to support small scale, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities.
 

Local Land Services Grant 2022-2023

  • Poulton Park Restoration Planting: Estuarine Swamp Oak Forest and Coastal Enriched Sandstone Dry Forest. 

These sites in the Georges River area have been chosen to:

  • improve the management of native species, including threatened species, and their habitat
  • conduct weed control of priority weeds and invasive weed species
  • improve bushland and foreshore areas and promote biodiversity
  • reduced the risk to the environment from litter/waste, run-off to waterways, feral animals and disease
  • increase community knowledge and participation in activities that protect and restore environmental assets
  • to encourage community connection with the natural environment in their local area.
 

Useful Links

 

Resources for Schools

These resources have been developed by our team and are ready for community use to educate school children on bushland topics, including how to draw the endemic and threatened Powerful Owl.

 

If you would like further information, please contact the bushcare team at bushcare@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au


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