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Bush Regeneration

Restore, enhance and protect our natural areas.

Sydney's latest ESBS site is being regenerated!


Centennial Parklands' dedicated bush regeneration volunteers are currently helping us with areas of Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub listed as a Critically Endangered Ecological Community, which is restricted to less than 1% of its original area.

The team has been assisting professional bush regenerators and staff with a range of tasks, and a mix of bush regeneration and revegetation methods depending upon the project and on a need basis; including invasive weed removal, soil stimulation and seed collection.

The changes that result from bush regeneration are best measured over months and years, rather than days and weeks. Good outcomes occur when a continual commitment to removing weeds is made to a project over time. This volunteer bush regeneration project began in February 2004 and has involved the regeneration of two remnants of endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub sites located on York Road and the Bird Sanctuary, Centennial Park and  new site was included in Queens Park in 2019. 

Some of the benefits of volunteering on environmental projects include:

  • It's a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people and the environment

  • Improving your health and wellbeing

  • It's a practical way to improve the natural environment

  • Learning new skills and improve knowledge in native plant, weed identification and control methods.

Bush Regeneration Volunteers are required to:

  • Understand the goals and objectives of the volunteer group

  • Work positively and cooperatively within a diverse group

  • Work unsupervised and as part of a team depending upon the project.

On the day you will need preferably long sleeves and long trousers, water sturdy enclosed shoes, wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen. We supply tools, gloves and morning tea.

Register to volunteer 

No experience is necessary, just a passion for conservation and getting your hands dirty.
Good physical fitness is also required – bush regeneration can be hard work. 
Dates for 2019

  • Sunday 8 September 2019 at the Bird Sanctuary
  • Sunday 13 October 2019 at York Road
  • Sunday 3 November 2019 at Queens Park
  • Sunday 8 December 2019 at the Bird Sanctuary

Volunteer for the Bush Regeneration project

To register for this project please email Centennial Parklands team your name and a contact phone number.