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Habitat Restoration Program

The Habitat Restoration Program includes the restoration and enhancing of the Guriwal Trail and revegetating habitat for small birds between the southern boundary into the middle section of the Parklands.

Dates and times

Every Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Project overview

The Guriwal Trail
The Guriwal Trail is a place for learning and sharing Aboriginal plant uses and culture. In 1998 the Guriwal Trail was first developed with the assistance of trainees from the Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation La Perouse to interpret the flora and fauna of the area. The area has been regenerated with several thousand new plantings, focussing on Aboriginal cultural plants, and receives weekly effort removing weeds and improving the natural habitat. It is a popular site for education activities, bush kindergarten, cultural interpretation and walking.
The rehabilitation of the bird habitat
This work  is focused on the revegetation of one of inner Sydney’s most important small bird habitat sites. It involves revegetating this important vegetation corridor, which is regularly inhabited by small birds. The aim is to reinforce and expand the habitat for small birds and to enhance the vegetation corridor between the southern boundary into the middle section of the Parklands.

Benefits of volunteering on this unique project

  • The Guriwal Trail program has allowed volunteers to contribute to a worthy ongoing project with great health and social benefits. With all the work so far there has been an increase in diversity of native plant species and an improvement to the site aesthetics. Most importantly it is a space that will be a canvas for cultural knowledge that will be shared with Parklands visitors.

    It's a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people and the natural environment while learning new skills and improving your knowledge in native plant, weed identification and control methods.

    Next time you’re in the Parklands, keep your eye out for this evolving and exciting project which is located between Randwick Gate and Fernley Grounds next to the bike hire and Greenhouse at Centennial Park Café.

Any questions? Get in touch!

You can email us at if you have any questions or concerns

Important information


Habitat Restoration Volunteers are required to:

  • Understand the goals and objectives of the overall project
  • Work positively and cooperatively within a diverse group
  • Work unsupervised and as part of a team depending upon the task

What do volunteers need?

  • On the day you will need preferably long sleeves and long trousers, sturdy enclosed shoes, wide-brimmed hat, water and sunscreen.
  • No experience is necessary.
  • Good physical fitness is also required – bush revegetation can be hard work.
What to expect
  • This hands-on project involves Bushcare like tasks, such as: removing invasive species, planting, installation of tree guards and important maintenance such as watering.
  • We supply onsite training, all the tools, gloves and morning tea.