Bush regeneration at our Bunnerong substation is helping to protect about 1.5 hectares of endangered Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub and provide a home for native animals.
There are only 146 hectares of Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub remaining between North Head and Botany Bay (down from 5,300 hectares) and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage now lists it as endangered.
Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub is highly fragmented and endangered and suffers from clearing and weed incursion. Removal of weeds such as Bitou Bush, Lantana and African Lovegrass has led to the return of many native species of flora including Blue Bells, Geebung, Tree Broom-Heath and native Australian Lovegrass. Animals detected at the site include Rufus Fantails, Scrub Wrens, Blue Tongue and Woodland Lizards.
We also work with bush regeneration groups to control erosion and rehabilitate access tracks that have the potential to cause run-off into creeks and tributaries.