The Lane Cove Bushland and Conservation Society 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 to attend.
Newly elected President, Shauna Forest and Vice President, Ron Gornall on the Bushland Society stall at the Lane Cove Fair in September 2017.
Executive positions: 2017 – 2018
President Shauna Forrest
Vice President Ron Gornall
Vice President Graham Holland
Secretary Matt Fisher
Treasurer Alexa Troedson
Committee Doug Stuart, Ruth Neumann, Sue Ingham
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
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.
Lane Cove Bush Kids was initially established by LCBCS in 2010. The Society has recently partnered with Lane Cove Council to run this very popular educational program
We produced a history of the Society in 2012, Beyond the Untidy Fringe, written by Virginia Macleod, available for sale at the library.
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