Sweet-scented Wattle


Sydney Red Gum


Drosera spatulata



Tyler’s Tree Frog – ©Jayden Walsh


Eastern Water Dragon

NSW Christmas Bush

Powerful Owl Family





Bush Stone Curlew

Common Tree Snake – ©Jayden Walsh


Tongue Orchid


Pittwater Mist


Yellow-faced Whipsnake – ©Jayden Walsh


Latest News

Latest News

2 days ago

Spring in the bush - on the Chiltern track in Ku-ring-gai NP. Bossiaea scolopendria in the Pea family Fabaceae gets its species name from the Greek word for centipede σκολόπενδρα, ... See more

2 weeks ago

Ingleside Precinct Draft Place Plan. Listen to a series of interviews about this proposal here: https://www.mixcloud.com/TheCoastRNB/

Please note, though Wendy says in the program that submissions ... See more

3 weeks ago

A huge thanks to the Sydney Wildlife Mobile Care Unit. Good luck little Roly!

3 weeks ago

PNHA Newsletter 88 is now on our website. Read about completing our bush regeneration project on Mona Vale Dunes, Ingleside: what the latest proposal will mean for wildlife, bike tracks trashing ... See more

3 weeks ago

Draft Ingleside Precinct Plan: A summary of PNHA views: ( Dont forget to put in your submission by JULY 23 through ... See more

3 weeks ago

Always a front runner in the Spring Stakes - Sweet Scented Wattle Acacia suaveolens, on Waratah Rd Ingleside.

1 month ago

Pittwater Nature Issue 6 is now on our webpage. Read about the plant family Proteaceae, local native rats, how the Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic is teaching kids and vets how to treat wildlife, Walks ... See more

1 month ago

The Ingleside Place Strategy would trash bushland on Waratah Rd Ingleside. This land is owned by the Dept of Planning and Infrastructure. We estimate about 60 houses would be built here with ... See more

1 month ago

What's that weed?
Here's a free app for Iphone and Android that will help. Hope these links work!
Android: ... See more

1 month ago

Ingleside Precinct Place Strategy. Notifications now extended, close July 23. This is run by the Department of Planning, not NB Council. Have your say here: ... See more

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About PNHA

About PNHA

With urbanisation, there are continuing pressures that threaten the beautiful natural environment of Pittwater. Some impacts are immediate and apparent, others are more gradual and less obvious.

The Pittwater Natural Heritage Association has been formed to act to protect and preserve the Pittwater areas major and most valuable asset - its natural heritage.

PNHA is an incorporated association seeking broad based community membership and support to enable it to have an effective and authoritative voice speaking out for the preservation of Pittwater's natural heritage.

PNHA is an incorporated association seeking broad based community membership and support to enable it to have an effective and authoritative voice speaking out for the preservation of Pittwater's natural heritage. It is a member of the Pittwater Community Alliance. Please contact us for further information.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to benefit Pittwater's natural environment go to the Pittwater Environmental Foundation.

Our Aims

  • To raise public awareness of the conservation value of the natural heritage of the Pittwater area: its landforms, watercourses, soils and local native vegetation and fauna.
  • To raise public awareness of the threats to the long-term sustainability of Pittwater's natural heritage.
  • To foster individual and community responsibility for caring for this natural heritage.
  • To encourage Pittwater Council and the NSW Government to adopt and implement policies and works which will conserve, sustain and enhance the natural heritage of Pittwater.

Our Charter

Pittwater Natural Heritage Association seeks to raise awareness and provide information and advice to our members on issues such as:

Native Tree Canopy

Identification of trees local to your particular area. What to plant to replace dead or dying trees, and how to care for trees. The characteristic form of the native tree canopy is a major contributor to Pittwater's sense of place.

"Bush Friendly" Gardens

Selecting plants for your garden that will live in harmony with nearby bushland and provide habitat for native animals and birds.

Building and Landscaping

Promoting practices which preserve and protect the visual qualities of the landform, preserve soil stability and prevent erosion of steep slopes and siltation of waterways.

Weed Infestation

Information on noxious and environmental weeds, weed identification and methods of control and eradication.

Living with Wildlife

Maintaining habitat and wildlife corridors for our rich and diverse native fauna. Understanding the impacts of introduced birds and animals and uncontrolled domestic pets.

Keeping our Waterways Healthy

Using and enjoying our waterways and estuaries whilst maintaining appropriate water quality and habitat for aquatic creatures. Caring for the streams, wetlands, saltmarsh and mangrove systems that are an integral part of our waterways.

Rock Platforms, Beaches and Dunes

Protecting and preserving the plant and animal communities on rock platforms. Restoration and regeneration of dune systems and maintenance of their stability.

Act to Preserve and Protect!

If you would like to join us, please fill out the Membership Application Form. Alternatively if you would like to contact us for information on any of our projects, our details are:

Email: pnhainfo@gmail.com

Postal Address
PO Box 187
Avalon Beach NSW 2107

Marita Macrae

Other Environmental Organisations

STEP Inc.  
STEP is a community-based environmental organisation with over 400 members from Ku-ring-gai, Hornsby and surrounding suburbs. Their primary aim is to work for the conservation of bushland in northern Sydney.


Australian Plants Society NSW
The Australian Plants Society NSW Ltd is made up of members from all walks of life who have a passion to learn about, share, grow and conserve Australian native plants and their habitats. 


Northern Beaches Council - Environment
Safeguarding the Northern Beaches unique living environment. 


Birdlife Australia
BirdLife Australia is dedicated to creating a bright future for Australia’s birds.


Sydney Nature
Find out about the huge variety of native plants and animals across Sydney, the benefits they provide and how you can support native plants and animals in your local area.


Sydney Wildlife
As well as caring for sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife, Sydney Wildlife is also involved in educating the community about native wildlife and its habitat.

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