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Animal habitat to be preserved at Fishers Ghost Creek

Publish on 21 Feb 2020 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam, Outside LGA,

Media Release - 21 February 2020

Animal habitats will be preserved when the hollows of trees are relocated from Bradbury’s Apex Park to nearby Fishers Ghost Creek next week.

The two trees have recently been identified for removal in preparation of the Campbelltown Billabong Parklands project with the timing chosen to relocate the hollows prior to the breeding season for any potential native species.

Preserving the hollows is considered best practice as they provide refuge from weather and predators and safe sites for roosting and breeding for vulnerable animal species.

The large hollows of approximately 10m gum trees will later be relocated a distance of 800m to Fisher’s Ghost Creek where local wildlife can use them for habitat.

A final design for the $18.75 million Billabong Parklands project is currently being developed by Council’s appointed architects, with the transformational recreation space due to be delivered by June 2022.

The design will include landscaping using a variety of native species to increase tree canopy and shade options at the parklands space.

During the project’s development, Council will seek to preserve as many of the existing trees onsite as possible to provide natural shade cover.

The project will deliver a range of recreational water play facilities cater for adults and children of all ages and abilities.

The design will draw inspiration from the local Dharawal National Park and Georges River and has a strong local identity from local Aboriginal cultural heritage.

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