- Written by Teela Griffin Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 email@example.com https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Penrith has approximately 450 hectares of bushland across over 70 bushland reserves under the care, control and management of Penrith City Council. It consists of a series of floodplains, alluvial woodlands and shale plains with the spectacular Nepean River parallel to the western boundary.
Penrith bushland offers a diverse array of flora and fauna. There are around 500 species of indigenous plants, among them 13 vegetation communities; including the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland of which only 9% of the original extent remains.
Our bushland management program aims to restore and maintain an ecosystem in which natural regeneration can occur. This is done by using bush regeneration methods, such as weeding strategically, stabilising drainage lines, environmental burns, raising public awareness, reducing erosion, maintaining habitat and wildlife corridors.
Our approach to bushland management incorporates a multi-faceted approach incorporating Council bush regenerators, contractors, Bushcare program and grant funding.