What is Bushland?

In the 'State Environmental Planning Policy No.19 Bushland In Urban Areas' (SEPP 19) PDF, 32.6 KB 'bushland' means land on which there is vegetation which is either a remainder of the natural vegetation of the land or, if altered, is still representative of the structure and floristics of the natural vegetation.

Bushland in Randwick City:

  • Provides an important living record of our natural history,
  • provides important ecosystem services,
  • preserves the areas local identity and character,
  • conserves of our local plants XLS, 99 KB and animals
  • provides a source of plants adapted to soils and climate and
  • provides natural surroundings where city people can connect with nature.


  • To protect and manage all remnant vegetation in Council's care for biodiversity conservation.
  • To provide advice to other Council officers, Councillors, other landholders and the community regarding bushland and biodiversity.
  • To ensure Council complies with all legislation relating to Threatened Species XLS, 40 KB, and all biodiversity related issues.
  • To oversee community education on biodiversity and conservation issues.

The work we 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 noxious and environmental weed control.
  • Plan and implement feral and pest animal control.
  • Develop educational programs and material.
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Bush regeneration

Bush regeneration is the rehabilitation of bushland from threats such as weeds, erosion, pest animals, nutrient overloading and clearing. These threats XLS, 39 KB, and many others are mitigated by strategic land management practices, employed to restore ecosystem functions for native flora and fauna.

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Bushland reserves

The City of Randwick contains 16 vegetation communities such as Coastal Sandstone Heath, Coastal Dune Heath, Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub and Sydney Sandstone Gully Forest.

Bushland regeneration work is carried out in the below Randwick City Council reserves in accordance with bushland conservation plans:

  • Anzac Pde, Malabar
  • Arthur Byrne Reserve, South Maroubra
  • Bumborah Pt, Port Botany
  • Bundock Park - Donellan Cct, Clovelly
  • Bunnerong Rd, Chifley
  • Burrows Park, Clovelly
  • Coast Walk, South Coogee - Lurline Bay
  • Cromwell Park South, Little Bay Foreshores, Malabar
  • Dunningham Reserve, Coogee
  • Fred Hollows Reserve, Randwick
  • Frenchmans Bay Reserve, La Perouse
  • Gordons Bay Reserve, Coogee-Clovelly
  • Grant Reserve, Coogee
  • Lake Malabar
  • Pioneers Park, Malabar
  • Popplewell Park, South Coogee
  • Randwick Environment Park
  • South Maroubra Beach Dunes
  • Trenerry Reserve, South Coogee
  • Wassell St, Matraville
  • Woomera Creek, Little Bay
  • Yarra Beach Dunes, Phillip Bay
  • Yarra Point, Phillip Bay-La Perouse


Randwick City is home to a vast array of native plants and animals and contains bushland reserves regarded as 'hot spots' for biodiversity. The City can boast over 500 species of vascular plants displayed throughout our bushland remnants.

September is National Biodiversity Month.  Biodiversity month aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity. This flyer PDF, 822.88 KB aims to give Randwick residents some educational information regarding biodiversity and some practical tips to play their part in protecting it.

Threatened species:

Last Updated: 25 October 2022
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