Bankstown Bushland Society

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Bankstown Bushland Society

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Bankstown Bushland Society has been a strong advocate for remnant bushland preservation since 1988 and we are interested in the protection of remnant bushland and indigenous flora in Bankstown and the Georges River catchment.

Bankstown has about 300 hectares of remnant native vegetation with approximately 900 species of native plants, including many rare or threatened, such as the recently rediscovered Tylophora woollsii which was found on one of our Envirofund grant sites at Chullora. This plant has only once before been observed in the Sydney region, by its original discoverer the Reverend William Woolls, at Parramatta in the mid 19th century.

More than half of Bankstown’s bushland is situated along the sandstone corridor of the Georges River in the Georges River National Park, but there are dozens of other sites of varying sizes scattered through the densely urbanised clay-soil and scape of the city. Our largest Cumberland Plain Woodland site is the 99 hectare Lansdowne Reserve, home to rare flora such as Acacia pubescens, Pimelea spicata and Masdenia viridiflora.

What We Do

The Society undertakes walks, site inspections, flora study and volunteer bush regen at a range of sites. BBS members have participated in Bankstown Council’s Bushcare program for volunteers since its inception in 2002.

Special Interest

Another place of special interest to us is the rare Turpentine-Ironbark remnant at The Crest of Bankstown at Bass Hill, with its rainforest ecotonal or ‘brushforest’ understory comprised of locally isolated species such as Acronychia oblongifolia, Melicope micrococca and Rhodamnia trinervia. These, along with populations of rare species such as Typhonium brownii andParsonsia lanceolata, have all but disappeared from Western Sydney.

The Bankstown Bushland Society is an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act (NSW) 1984.

We are Bankstown’s only incorporated association dedicated to protecting our City’s environment.

The society’s objectives are:

To protect the environment of Bankstown
To assist other persons in the protection of the environment in Bankstown
To foster better community awareness of environmental issues
To lobby through Government, commercial and other persons for the maintenance of a high quality of life through the progressive improvement of the environment

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Type of group

Society
Incorporated Association

Primary environmental focus

Conservation & Protection

Geographic sphere or activity

Local

Primary location

Bankstown

Known address

Po Box 210. Panania NSW 2213

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Date of known website activity

February 1, 2016

Founding Year

1988

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