From wildland to bushland – a landscape transformed
A recently completed major bush regeneration project in Sydney saw an impenetrable five hectare forest of weeds transformed to a native bushland with 64,000 native seedlings. Managed by Landcare Australia, the project was part of Transurban’s roadside regeneration program, an initiative taking a fresh, new approach to how unused land beside Transurban’s roads can be transformed to benefit communities and the surrounding environment.
Initial vegetation surveys found 170 flora species on the site or in adjoining areas, of which 22 were noxious weeds and seven were Weeds of National Significance, dominating the flora in much of the site. The site also proved a major source of weed infestation for the neighbouring Lane Cove National Park. A mammoth task lay ahead.