PNHA is committed to raising awareness of, and providing information on environmental issues.
We are involved in advocacy for environmental protection of key strategic sites, as well as the overall maintenance of the natural values that make Pittwater special. PNHA provides comment and advice on matters before Council that affect the environment through submissions where community consultation is invited.
For example, establishing corridors for wildlife to cope with the widening of Mona Vale Rd and Ingleside land releases is essential. Ingleside Chase Reserve and Katandra Bushland Reserve MUST have fauna corridors to Ku-ring-gai Chase and Garigal National Parks to conserve healthy bushland and its wildlife, and the means to safely cross the widened road. PNHA is represented on the community reference group for the Ingleside land release.
We succeeded in getting 122 Mona Vale Rd rezoned E2 Environmental protection and also woodland along the upper bank of Narrabeen Creek on 120 Mona Vale Rd.
Mona Vale Road Widening
We have successfully lobbied NSW Roads and Maritime to ensure that fauna overpasses and underpasses will be provided on Mona Vale Road East and West. This will enable fauna to move between bushland areas.
- Mona Vale Dunes weeding – Northern Beaches Council Grant
- Ingleside Place Strategy – Biodiversity Conservation Submissions
Recently Completed Projects
- Bahai Temple – Grevillea caleyi Saving our Species grant from Department of Planning and Environment
- Revegetation of part of Mona Vale Dunes. $12215 Communities Environment Program grant – Federal Government
- Bush Regeneration on Avalon Golf Course. $10000 Communities Environment Program grant – Federal Government
- Careel Creek Vine Weeds Control
- Mona Vale Basin Bush Regeneration Support
- Sydney Freshwater Wetlands Rehabilitation
About Asparagus Fern
Asparagus Fern is Pittwater’s worst weed. The good news is that you don’t have to dig out those white tubers – they are only for storing water and cannot grow if left in the ground. What you need to remove is the crown or central growing point. All berries and the crown should go into your green waste bin.