Next General Meeting
The next general meeting will be on the 18th October at the Duffys Forest Rural Fire Station, Anembo Road, Duffys Forest. Starting at 7:30pm. All welcome.
Next Waratah Park Working Bee
Volunteers needed for the next Waratah Park working bee on the 24th September 2017 at Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road. Starting at 9:00am to 1:00pm. Free lunch.
Further working bees have been scheduled TBA
Next Bush Regeneration
Latest news about the Waratah Working Bees
As part of the generous funding grant from NSW Environmental Trust we are holding another tubestock planting event at Waratah Park this coming Sunday October 22nd.
Regeneration areas across the park are progressing well and areas for revegetation have been weeded and mulched. Hand excavation of the extensive degraded area is complete and the exposed rock platform looks amazing.
Justin Lawrence from bush medic will be on hand to provide education on tubestock and planting techniques.
With the support of a $98,000 funding grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, Duffys Forest Residents Association is partnering with the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (MLALC) and volunteers toward the ongoing restoration and rehabilitation of Waratah Park.
This will be achieved by using funds to engage bush regeneration consultants to help direct and to work alongside volunteers attending our monthly volunteer days.
During the project, large areas of rock platform have been uncovered and excavated by hand in the event the ledges contain carvings or grooves. Degraded areas will be revegetated with 5600 native tubestock plantings. This will help to restore and beautify degraded areas of the Park, increase biodiversity and provide additional wildlife habitat.
Year two of the grant will see a community awareness event from an Aboriginal Elder on bush tucker and the installation of an educational bush tucker walk.
The 13-hectare site is strategically located at the top of Cowan Creek catchment adjoining Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. As home to the TV series "Skippy" the site became recognized nationally and internationally for its iconic embodiment of Australia’s unique wildlife and landscape. In recognition of the significant environmental, heritage and cultural values, Waratah Park was listed on the NSW Heritage Register in 2015.
Restoration of the Park as a nature reserve would offering educational opportunities for children from all backgrounds and a place where Aboriginal people can reconnect to country and non-indigenous people can learn about the culture of Australia’s first people.
Participating in the project is an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment and community and to reconnect with nature. The project aims to inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively care for our unique land and create future generations of committed environmental custodians.
Duffys Forest Residents Association Christmas Party Fundraiser raised $3500 for the Duffys Forest Rural Fire Brigade.
Duffys Forest Rural Fire Brigade are asking residents to 'Adopt a Hydrant' to ensure access to the hydrant in the case of an emergency. For more information, please download the information sheet.
Terrey Hills & Duffy's Forest Community Page was established to keep residents informed of local events & news. Please search for “Terrey Hills Community Page” on Facebook to apply to join.
Bush Fire Survival Plan
Have you completed your Bush Fire Survival Plan? Download yours today and start preparing your property today.
A new trails page is currently in development which aims to provide a detailed list of all the trails and features in the Terrey Hills & Duffys Forest area.
High speed internet Optus Cable
House are being connected to the high speed Optus cable currently. Email Jenny Harris to find out if you are eligible.
Community Resource Library