The City of Sydney has already begun doing its part to promote biodiversity in the local area. Here are just some of our initiatives.
Blackwattle Bay Park habitat enhancement
We have planted hundreds of shrubs, grasses and groundcovers in the foreshore park to improve the diversity of locally indigenous plants and create dense understorey habitat to encourage small birds. We have also installed a number of rock features to encourage lizards and invertebrates.
Johnstons Creek Canal habitat creation
With the help of hundreds of volunteers on National Tree Day 2012, an area along a concrete-lined stormwater channel has been transformed by thousands of locally indigenous shrub, grass and groundcover plantings, which will contribute to the creation of a green corridor connecting the Glebe foreshore to Orphan School Creek in Forest Lodge.
Thousands of locally indigenous reeds, sedges, grasses and shrubs have been incorporated into a piece of land designed to absorb nutrients from stormwater at Sydney Park wetlands, improving the habitat for a range of species.
Native bees for community gardens
Hives of a native stingless bee have been installed in 6 of the city’s community gardens, where they assist to pollinate fruit and vegetables as well as native species elsewhere, and produce small amounts of delicious honey.
Birds of Sydney Parks and Gardens
The City assisted BirdingNSW to produce a brochure guide to the birds found in parks and gardens around Sydney, in partnership with Birdlife Australia, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust and the Centennial and Moore Park Trust. The brochure is available at all Neighbourhood Service Centres.
Last updated: Tuesday, 20 August 2013