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South-West Corner Natural Area Restoration

Centennial Park’s South West Corner provides habitat for a diverse range of native wildlife, contains remnant native vegetation, pine groves and exotic grasses. It is an area that is enjoyed and highly valued by the local community. Centennial Parklands proactively worked alongside volunteers to address issues of erosion and habitat degradation in the area.

  • Project: South-West Corner Natural Area Restoration
  • Location: South-West Corner (Wild Outer Park), Centennial Park
  • Project duration: July 2020 to March 2023
  • Project owner: Centennial Parklands in collaboration with our volunteer programs.

Project description

The project involves restoring an area of over 2,020 m2 using native plants and weeding techniques.

The project strengthens the ‘wild woodland’ character of the area by increasing the number of trees and native grasses as well as the health of waterbodies by increasing the vegetated buffer around the ponds. In addition to increasing the habitat values in this sector, the project helped stabilise areas impacted by erosion.

The restoration works assisted in conserving and enhancing the significant Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub (ESBS) vegetation community, which is listed as an endangered community under both the Commonwealth and State Biodiversity Legislation.

Key benefits of the project include:

  • reducing erosion

  • new plantings to maintain the Parklands’ heritage and integrity

  • maintaining the special character of the Wild Outer Park

  • restore native flora and provide habitat for wildlife

  • protect the Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub (an endangered ecological community).

Project works

Works included:

  • weeds mown / slashed

  • herbicide spray in small area (300 m2) to prepare site for planting

  • removal of 3 dead pine trees for safety reasons

  • planting of 150 trees, shrubs and grasses

  • temporary fencing to allow plant establishment

  • erosion control.

The aerial photo mark-up below outlines the project’s site locations.

Map of natural area restoration works in Centennial Park's South West Corner
Figure 1: Site Locations for South West Corner 2020 Project

Site management plans

Management of South West Corner is directed by the following key documents including:

Further information

If you have any questions, please contact Centennial Parklands’ Environmental Officer, Amara Glynn, via email at