Protecting native animals

What can you do to protect local biodiversity?

  • Planting locally native plant species at home.
  • Preventing the spread of weeds and garden plants into neighboring bushland.
  • Be a responsible pet owner. Keeping cats and dogs out of bushland, microchipping, desexing and cleaning up pet poo all helps keep your pets and wildlife safe.
  • Installing a water source such as a birdbath or pond in your garden.
  • Undertaking natural pest control in your garden and not using chemical fertilisers.
  • Refrain from dumping garden waste and illegal tree vandalism.
  • Become a citizen scientist. Programs like FrogID, iNaturalist or Birds in Backyards help enable you to learn about, monitor and conserve wildlife in your neighbourhood.

What services does Council offer?

Get involved and work with Council to protect biodiversity through:

  • Becoming a Bushcare or Parkcare volunteer at a local reserve.
  • Start at home by getting involved in the Native Havens program to create wildlife habitat in your own garden.
  • Advice and a place to purchase native and indigenous plants at the Randwick Community Nursery.
  • Properly disposing of waste:
    • Randwick Council provides residents with 6 free general rubbish clean-up services each year (1 schedules and 5 booked collections).
    • E-waste, polystyrene, soft plastics, chemicals, clothing, white goods and metal can be taken to our Perry Street Recycling Centre.
    • Residents can book a clean-up for their excess green waste or use their FOGO bins for recycling their green waste.
  • What does Council do?

    • Plan and implement bush regeneration programs for all the reserves containing remnant indigenous vegetation.
    • Comment on any development applications that affect remnant indigenous vegetation.
    • Oversee community volunteer programs.
    • Plan and implement priority and environmental weed control.
    • Plan and implement feral and pest animal control.
    • Develop educational programs and material.

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Last Updated: 20 March 2023
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