Conservation partnerships at Sir Joseph Banks Park and Port Kembla Heritage Park

In August 2018 we launched a three-year partnership with Bayside Council and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), to carry out environmental conservation works at Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany.

The park holds significant environmental importance, with vital fresh water wetlands and remnant Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. It is an asset to the community from a conservation standpoint, and also provides valuable open space for community recreation.

Outcome

The project will engage up to 600 local community members in rehabilitating areas of native vegetation which provide significant habitat for native fauna.

We have also partnered with Conservation Volunteers Australia to enhance wetlands and habitat for the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frog at the Port Kembla Heritage Park.

This initiative was delivered over and above the 2015 Sustainability Action Plan.