Features of Banksia Park bushcare site are the links to adjacent bushcare sites and the creek erosion occurring on the site. The site is adjacent to the National Parks Bushcare site Gungun and Katoomba High School’s Birraban where bushcare also takes place. The map below shows the Banksia Park Bushcare site with adjacent bushcare sites marked.
This image is a representation of the the creeks on the bushcare site.
The native vegetation on the bushcare site has increased significantly and the weeds have decreased since the bushcare group started working.
The willow trees on the site were removed in 2011.
Blue Mountains City Council has done amazing work with local contractors to transform some of the creeks around our bushcare site. By lining the creeks with rocks, the water slows down and can be filtered. There is a pond lined with sand and gravel and planted with native grasses that filter the water before it runs into the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.
The City of the Blue Mountains is located within the Country of the Dharug and Gundungurra peoples. The Blue Mountains City Council recognises that Dharug and Gundungurra Traditional Owners have a continuous and deep connection to their Country and that this is of great cultural significance to Aboriginal people, both locally and in the region.
For Dharug and Gundungurra People, Ngurra (Country) takes in everything within the physical, cultural and spiritual landscape – landforms, waters, air, trees, rocks, plants, animals, foods, medicines, minerals, stories and special places. It includes cultural practice, kinship, knowledge, songs, stories and art, as well as spiritual beings, and people: past, present and future.
Blue Mountains City Council pays respect to Elders past and present while recognising the strength, capacity and resilience of past and present Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Blue Mountains region.