Save the threatened Nodding Geebung

Thursday, 24 November 2022

The bushland of western Sydney is unique with many threatened species not being found anywhere else in the world, including the endangered Nodding Geebung (Persoonia nutans)! That's why Penrith City Council has partnered with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program to host ‘A Nod to Nature — Saving the Nodding Geebung’ event.

On Saturday, 10 December from 9am-12pm at Castlereagh Reserve in Cranebrook, Council’s Bushcare team is hosting a morning event where residents can learn more about the Nodding Geebung and the Saving our Species program before participating in a nature safari and weeding activity.

Penrith Mayor Tricia Hitchen said the event is a great learning opportunity to hear from experts in the conservation field and be a part of protecting Penrith’s threatened species.

“Council’s Bushcare Program aims to conserve endangered species and ecological communities that are unique to western Sydney and specifically Penrith,” Cr Hitchen said.

“While the event focuses on the threatened Nodding Geebung, the information and activities that participants will learn on the day will be invaluable for protecting other threatened species found in Penrith — and even their own homes.”

Spots are limited, so registrations are essential. Book your place at

Refreshments and weeding equipment will be provided on the day. Previous Bushcare experience isn’t required to participate in the event. The event is family-friendly with children under 16 required to be supervised by an adult. There will be an activity for younger kids available on the day.

The event is proudly supported by the NSW Government Department of Planning and Environment's Saving our Species Program.

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Thursday, 24 November 2022.