30 Years of Landcare Book

Coal Point Progress Association

1995 – Present   In 1995 Suzanne Pritchard became the President of the Coal Point Progress Association (CPPA) with a mission to protect the local bushland which was being impacted by fragmentation due to development. Through landcaring the group has been... read more

Central Rankin Park Landcare

1995 – Present We started as a group of residents concerned with maintaining the remnant bushland reserve spaces in our area. Following a survey and planning we began restoring what was there, re-vegetating the damaged areas and restoring the creek line and... read more

Catherine Hill Bay Dunecare

2009 – Present The primary land use round Catherine Hill Bay has been underground coal mining. All the timber needed for the mine, railway and housing was taken locally. There has been stockpiling of coal over large areas and coal chitter was used for fill.... read more

Blackbutt Reserve, Addison Road, New Lambton

2015 – Present The site was overrun by 2 metre-high torpedo grass. This made it practically inaccessible, as well as being a safety hazard and an eyesore. In wet weather a stream of water flows through the end of Addison Road, a cul-de-sac bordering Blackbutt... read more

Abermain District Landcare

Reformation 2018 – Present The group reformed in 2018 after a break of several years, in response to issues of flooding and degradation of Swamp Creek, Abermain. Working on  the banks of Swamp Creek, we have focused on the rehabilitation of waterways and... read more

Broke/Bulga Landcare

1996 – Present Working over multiple sites including McNamara, Stewart McTaggart and Herbert Parks in Broke and the Fordwich Crossing Reserve, we aimed to reduce or eliminate woody weeds such as African olive, camphor laurel and broad-leafed privet, along with... read more

Belmont Wetlands State Park

2006 – Present Until the late 1900s the Belmont Wetlands area was not generally recognised as a valuable natural site as the area had suffered from the effects of coal mining, sand mining and extraction, weed infestations, indiscriminate off-road vehicle use,... read more

Arbre Close Reserve, Carey Bay

2009 – Present In 2009, a neighbour hopped over his fence into the bushland reserve and began to hack away at lantana and cassia. I went to offer assistance. It was not long before another neighbour appeared, concerned about the loss of privacy. Nobody wanted... read more