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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.


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

Bushcare volunteers

Becoming a Bushcare volunteer is a rewarding pursuit. You can help protect native flora and fauna by increasing the biodiversity values of Councils bushland reserves.

If you are interested in caring for local bushland, find out how you can get involved with one of our Bushcare Groups. To register your interest, complete the Bushcare volunteer form.

Additional information on local bushcare volunteering opportunities can be found on the Georges River Council Bushcare Volunteers Facebook page.

View the map to learn which sites are managed by our bushcare volunteers.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Remnant bushland sites in the Georges River area

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

Local bushcare projects funded by the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund Grants 2021-22

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:

  • Coastal Enriched Dry Sandstone Forest at Oatley Point Reserve, Oatley
  • Sydney Hinterland Exposed Sandstone Woodland at Oatley Park, Oatley
  • Coastal Enriched Dry Sandstone Forest at Bald Face Point Reserve, Blakehurst. 

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.
 
These three 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.

These projects are due to be completed in June 2022.
 

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.

 

Useful Links


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


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