The Lane Cove Bushland and
is incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act 1984, and has
a constitution and organisation approved under the legislation. The
Society meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month, except January, at 7:30pm,
at the Lane Cove Tennis Club, Kenneth St, Longueville. Anyone is welcome
us email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow
us on facebook.
The Society commenced in 1971 with the aim to save the bushland valley
now known as Bushland Park, from being cleared and converted into an extension
of 9 holes for the Lane Cove golf course. We successfully won that action
and the Park is now listed on the Register of the National Estate due
to rare fungi.
The members' energies were quickly harnessed into other environmental
issues, such as volunteer bush regeneration groups, promoting the Bradley
method of regeneration. Council took this up in 1978 when they employed
contractors in 3 of the reserves.
Member Don Dove wrote the first Bushwalks in Lane Cove in 1982, and the
book, is now in its 7th edition (available at Lane Cove Council or the
library). Judy Messer wrote Growing Native Plants in Lane Cove. We lobbied
for and promoted a Plan of Management for Bushland, which resulted in
the Council's Bushland Management Advisory Committee, where we have 3
representatives on the committee.
We continue to monitor Development Applications for construction adjacent
to bushland and make submissions on other environmental and conservation
issues in the LGA and state wide. We also run the popular children's program,
Lane Cove Bush Kids.
We produced a history of the Society in 2012, Beyond the Untidy
Fringe, written by |Virginia Macleod, available for sale at the
THE AIMS OF THE SOCIETY
- to preserve
the biodiversity of the natural heritage of Lane Cove Municipality by
means of conservation and the proper management of the natural bushland,
wet lands and aquatic ecosystems, both for their intrinsic value and
for the use of enjoyment of present and future generations;
- to ensure
that air, land and water pollution controls in Lane Cove are of a sufficiently
high standard and are adequently implemented so as to prevent harm to
human health and the natural environment; and
- to represent
locally the wider concerns expressed in Australia and internationally
for the protection of the natural environment and where appropriate
take action to express support for such concerns.