Working to protect, conserve and enhance the natural environment locally and globally.

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society would like to acknowledge the Bidjigal people of the Eora nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

June 2022 Meeting Australian Wildlife Conservancy –Β Effective Conservation for Australia’s Wildlife

June 2022 Meeting Australian Wildlife Conservancy –Β Effective Conservation for Australia’s Wildlife

Joey Clarke, an ecologist with Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). will discuss the work that he does with AWC. Joey has worked with AWC for over a decade across their network of sancuaries.

OFF Walk Reports

Plants of Oatley Park

Local Walking Tracks

The objectives of the Society are:

  • To stimulate interest in Australian flora and fauna;
  • To act to protect and foster an interest in the natural environment, particularly at the local level;
  • To foster an understanding of the need to conserve the natural environment and resources; and
  • To cooperate with other groups to achieve these objectives at local, state, national and international level.

Become a Society Member and Get Involved!

Members get access to monthly walks and regular evening talks on a range of fascinating topics. Our family memberships cost $25.00.

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COUNCIL WANTS TO CHANGE NAME OF PART OF MYLES DUNPHY RESERVE🌳🌿🌱🌳🌿🌱🌳🌱🌿🌳🌱🌿🌳🌿 Myles Dunphy Reserve and the creek that runs through it are the only places in NSW named after the former Oatley resident known as the Father of Conservation in NSW.🌿 Georges River Council now wants to name the former Oatley Bowling Club site (Lot 100 DP 1252069) and an adjacent lot of bushland (Lot 106 DP 1252069), which are in Myles Dunphy Reserve, after another Oatley resident, Arthur Hardiman. yoursay.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/georges-river-place-naming-proposals🌿 However, when consulting the community last year about its proposed name, the Council failed to advise that the lots already have an official name of Myles Dunphy Bushland Reserve. In other words, the Council withheld crucial information.🌿 The NSW Geographical Names Board has placed the Council’s flawed proposal on public exhibition. Submissions close on Saturday 9 July 2022Only a week away!🌿 OFF encourages you, your family, your friends and your contacts to object to this proposal at proposals.gnb.nsw.gov.au/currentproposals/f5862751-6a4b-48c9-b348-75f2cdb87aa8/comments/create?fb… 🌳🌿🌱🌳🌿🌱🌳🌱🌿🌳🌱🌿🌳Nature NSW Wilderness Australia Total Environment Centre Councillor Colleen Symington National Parks Association of NSW Nick Katris – Mayor for Georges River Council Save Glenlee Lugarno Sutherland Shire Environment Centre Councillor Peter Mahoney: Peakhurst Ward – Georges River Council Sue Higginson The Sydney Bush Walkers Club Inc. Councillor Natalie Mort: Blakehurst Ward – Georges River Council Mark Coure MP Cate Faehrmann Myles Dunphy Reserve Backyard Councillor Elise Borg: Kogarah Bay Ward – Georges River Council Georges River Council Bushcare Councillor Christina Jamieson: Mortdale Ward – Georges River Council Myles Dunphy Reserve Georges River Environmental Education Centre St George District Residents Network Inc. Kathryn Landsberry – Labor for Blakehurst Ward, GRC Georges River Trees Costa Georgiadis Official Georges River Environmental Alliance Georges River Liberals Oatley Community Connect Bankstown Bushland Society Kogarah Bay Progress Association Inc See MoreSee Less

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🏡🌸🏡🌸🏡🌸🏡🌸🏡🌸🏡🌸🏡This is the Queen of Sheba orchid, or "theylmitra variegata", one of the rarest plants which only grows in the Western Australian bush. It is one of the state’s most protected species and can take between 7 to 10 years to flower. See MoreSee Less

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πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸŒ³πŸ˜‡πŸŒ³πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸŒ³πŸ‘πŸŒ³πŸ˜ŠπŸŒ³πŸ™πŸŒ³m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=157927900089079&id=100076156083288Developing a significant tree register has been on Council’s wish list for a few years now, but it has never quite made its way into being an action in Council’s Operational and Delivery Plan or a funded item in the budget. I’m pleased to say we’ve changed that! We’ve prioritised the significant tree register so this year it will be funded and it is specifically outlined as an action that Council will deliver by June 2023.A significant tree register will be a record of all trees in the LGA that meet a set criteria of importance. Including a tree on the register will help protect trees that have special historical, cultural or environmental significance, as applications to prune or remove a significant tree will require the consent of Council. See MoreSee Less

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