Location: Katoomba

  • Banksia Park

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    Year started: April 2010

    Meeting day: Second Saturday of the month, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Meeting point: 8 Bourne Street

    Group starts 1:30 in Winter, 2:00 pm in Summer (daylight saving time). Work aims primarily to rehabilitate a degraded Blue Mountains Swamp on the headwaters of Banksia Streamlet.

    Bushcare officer: Elissa McFarlane

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Kerry Nettle, phone 0430 233 558, kerry@nettle.org

    Alternative contact: Elissa McFarlane, phone 4780 5623, email emcfarlane@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Cumberland Walkway Bushcare Group

    Bush regeneration and revegetation along the unformed section of road in Cumberland Street. The walkway is an important link between South Leura and South Katoomba.

    Year started: November 2006

    When: 3 times per year

    Meeting point: various locations

    Check Bushcare Events for times and locations.

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Land manager: BMCC

    Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 4780 5523, email jlanderson@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Garguree Swampcare Group

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    Meeting day: First Sunday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Meeting point: The Gully

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Local contact: David King, mobile 0412 664 599

    Alternative contact: Bushcare Office, phone 4780 5528

  • Gulguwa

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    Year started: March 2020

    Meeting day: Second Saturday of the month, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Meeting point: Dulhunty Street

    Gather at 1:15

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Land manager: Co-managed by The Gully (GTO) and BMCC

    Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 4780 5623, email jlanderson@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Katoomba Creek Bushcare Group

    Involved in Bushland Management issues along Katoomba Creek and in Reserve north of Wattle Tree Road

    Year started: March 1996

    Meeting day: First Friday of the month, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Meeting point: various spots

    We work along the creek, so get in touch if you’d like to know where we’ll be if you plan to visit.

    Bushcare officer: Steve Fleischmann

    Land manager: BMCC, Department of Lands, NPWS

    Local contact: Veronica Paul, phone 4782 6042

    Alternative contact: Steve Fleischmann, phone 4780 5623, email sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Katoomba Falls Creek Valley

    Friends of Katoomba Falls Creek Valley Bushcare group cares for the upper part of the Katoomba Falls catchment using Bush Regeneration techniques.

    Year started: 1989

    Meeting day: Second Saturday of the month, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Meeting point: 10 Wells Street (lower)

    One of the first Bushcare groups in the Blue Mountains. They have actively worked in the catchment of The Gully since starting in 1989  and now focus mainly on the area between Wells Streer and the old race track in the northern end of the Katoomba Falls (Upper Kedumba) Creek Valley.

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Mark Weir, phone 0457 573 958, mark5916@gmail.com

    Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 47805623, email jlanderson@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Minnehaha Falls Bushcare Group

    Bush regeneration and management of Minnehaha Falls Reserve. We are working towards protecting the catchment around Yosemite Creek.

    Year started: 1991

    Meeting day: Fourth Sunday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Meeting point: End Minnehaha Road

    Bushcare officer: Steve Fleischmann

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Maeve Dunnett, phone 4782 3397

    Alternative contact: Bushcare, phone 4780 5623

  • Narrow Neck Bushcare Group

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    Meeting day: First Saturday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Meeting point: various locations

    Meeting place announced by email beforehand by Bushcare officer. If you’d like to pay a visit, please get in touch beforehand.

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Pip, phone 0478 632 845

    Alternative contact: Karen Hising, phone 4780 5623, email khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • RSPCA Landcare Group

    Bush regeneration on RSPCA land

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    Meeting day: Third Friday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Meeting point: 121 Mort Street

    Meet behind the shelter at 121 Mort Street, North Katoomba. Group meets every 3 months. In 2023: February, May, August, November.

    Bushcare officer: James Bevan

    Land manager: RSPCA

    Alternative contact: James Bevan, phone 4780 5623, email jbevan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Upper Katoomba Creek Bushcare Group

    Meeting day: Fourth Friday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Bushcare officer: Steve Fleischmann

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Fiona Lumsden, bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    Alternative contact: Steve Fleischmann, phone 4780 5623, email sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Upper Kedumba Bushcare Group

    Bush regeneration in the Katoomba Falls Catchment.

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    Year started: 2009

    Meeting day: First Saturday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Meeting point: various locations

    We work in the Kundibar – Pine Street area. Please get in touch if you would like to visit a session.

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: David Rae, mobile 0427 586 914

    Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 4780 5623, email jlanderson@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Vale Street Bushcare Group

    Restoration of remnant bushland around a creekline and creating natural areas where degraded or cleared.

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    Year started: 1998

    Meeting day: Fourth Saturday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Meeting point: Vale Street/York Street

    Meet at the intersection of Vale and York Streets.

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Karen Hising, phone 4780 5623, khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    Alternative contact: BMCC Bushcare Team, phone 4780 5528, email bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au