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Latest News

Monday August 26th, 2019

GREAT NEWS! Newport Littoral Rainforest saved!
Puchased by Department of Planning and NB Council:

Friday August 23 Media Release:
LITTORAL RAINFOREST SECURED AS PUBLIC OPEN
SPACE
More than 10,000 square metres of Littoral rainforest near Newport will be preserved as public open space thanks to a $4.6 million joint investment by the NSW Government
and Northern Beaches Council.
Member for Pittwater and Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the acquisition will ensure the pristine ecological area is preserved for the next generation.
“Our government is committed to ensuring the people of NSW have access to great public open space,” Mr Stokes said.
“Protecting the environment is a huge priority for the Northern Beaches community,so I am delighted we have been able to preserve endangered rainforest, while protecting an important wildlife corridor and increasing green space in the Sydney
basin.”
Northern Beaches Mayor Michael Regan said the purchase was a huge win for the local community.
“Despite its high environmental value, this land on Hillside Road had been slated for sub-division and significant development, so it’s great we’ve been able to partner with
the State government to save it and bring it into public hands,” Mayor Regan said.
“I’d like to thank the many community groups and individuals who fought to have this critical land saved and ensure this incredible outcome became a reality.”
The purchase, co-funded with Northern Beaches Council through the Greater Sydney Open Space Program, demonstrates the NSW Government’s priority to secure and
improve green space across the State.
The site will now be transferred to Northern Beaches Council for ongoing care
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I am thrilled about this! We went to the Council meeting where the issue was raised and I know a lot of work was done by many to ensure this great outcome 👏

Fantastic news - well done Newport !

Great news! Thanks for all the hard work.

Great news indeed!

This is a massive relief. I think I'd seriously have had to move away if they'd brought the tree loppers in. A big thanks to the thousands of people who signed and shared the online petition. 🙏

Great news!!! Thank you.

Wonderful outcome 🙏 Pity the beautiful native trees at Dee Why couldn’t be saved 😓

Great news Dan!! Thanks for all of your hard work!!!

Excellent work. Well done!

This is such great news!! Well done everyone involved for championing this cause.

Thank you to all who fought for this, it is a treasure wonderful News

What wonderful news. Congratulations to all that worked so hard to achieve this

Fabulous result- well done everyone!

So pleased to read this!!!

Fantastic news.

Well done and congratulations to all involved.

Fantastic news!!

Such good news

Great news

Great news!

Good to hear - every little bit helps - keep it going ......👍

Great news!

Great news

Fantastic outcome 👍

Great stuff

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Monday August 26th, 2019

Celebrating the saving of Littoral Rainforest in Newport, this our cover photo Treefern is one of many on this land, adjacent to Attunga Reserve. The land is saved from development and desturction by its purchase by Dept of Planning and Northern Beaches Council, announced Friday August 23. ... See MoreSee Less

Celebrating the saving of Littoral Rainforest in Newport, this our cover photo Treefern is one of many on this land, adjacent to Attunga Reserve. The land is saved from development and desturction  by its purchase by Dept of Planning and Northern Beaches Council, announced Friday August 23.

Monday August 19th, 2019

Tick plague? bush tucker? Nope-Wattle tick scale on Acacia longifolia at Mona Vale dunes. Bushcare is about a lot more than weeds. #scaleinsects #invertebrates #monavaledunes ... See MoreSee Less

Tick plague? bush tucker? Nope-Wattle tick scale on Acacia longifolia at Mona Vale dunes. Bushcare is about a lot more than weeds. #scaleinsects #invertebrates #monavaledunes

 

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What does it mean for the plant?

Is that really ticks? Arrgh!

Wednesday August 14th, 2019

Kunzea capitata, Bossiaea scolopendria (like a centipede) and Boronia ledifolia. You guessed it! On the Chiltern Track ... See MoreSee Less

Kunzea capitata, Bossiaea scolopendria (like a centipede) and Boronia ledifolia. You guessed it! On the Chiltern Track

 

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So, when will there be another group walk?

Wednesday August 14th, 2019

Some are native Iris (Pattersonia)days- you have to be lucky! On the Chiltern Track again ... See MoreSee Less

Some are native Iris (Pattersonia)days- you have to be lucky! On the Chiltern Track again

 

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Love these and also fringed lilies. When is peak wildflower season? September or October?

Wednesday August 14th, 2019

Centipede Tracks in this shallow puddle? ... See MoreSee Less

Centipede Tracks in this shallow puddle?

Monday August 5th, 2019

Our new cover photo; sunlit pods of Sunshine Wattle, Acacia terminalis, on our favorite Chiltern Track, Ingleside in Ku-ring-gai NP ... See MoreSee Less

Our new cover photo; sunlit pods of Sunshine Wattle, Acacia terminalis, on our favorite Chiltern Track, Ingleside in Ku-ring-gai NP

Monday August 5th, 2019

Seen a Brush Turkey recently?
be a citizen scientist and report your sightings here:
www.spotteron.com/brushturkeys/auth/login
Image: Neil Fifer
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Seen a Brush Turkey recently?
be a citizen scientist and report your sightings here:
https://www.spotteron.com/brushturkeys/auth/login  
Image: Neil Fifer

 

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We have 13, yes thirteen that come from surrounding properties to roost each night in our big gum tree.

We have a resident pair at the top wandeen road.

A heap around Balgowlah near the Bat colonies, and tennis court parks.

Virginia Rosalie Stalenberg

Sunday July 21st, 2019

Prickly Moses Wattle on the Chiltern Track. We just love the sandstone heathy understorey. ... See MoreSee Less

Prickly Moses Wattle on the Chiltern Track. We just love the sandstone heathy understorey.

Sunday July 21st, 2019

Pods of Acacia terminalis Sunshine Wattle on our favorite Chiltern Track Ingleside. Backlit in the morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Pods of Acacia terminalis Sunshine Wattle on our favorite Chiltern Track Ingleside. Backlit in the morning.
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