Bushlink is an innovative employment program for people with disabilities. The program was established by Northside Enterprise Inc. in January 2009.

The Bushlink team is made up of a supervisor and a small team of people with disabilities.
Bushlink is available for gardening and bush regeneration services around the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
We are also available to run 'Corporate Volunteering Days' for your business or organisation.


Bushlink have been working on this project since 2012 in partnership with The Beach School, The SIsters of Charity Foundation and the Save Manly Dam Catchment Committee. The Bushlink teams restore remnant bushland in the core area of good bush with noxious and environmental weeds scattered throughout. Including Fishbone fern, Lantana, Cottoneaster, Pampas grass among others This Open Eucalypt Woodland/Forest has an area of threatened species Acacia terminalis subsp. terminalis. The aims of work are to improve the resilience and biodiversity of the site, to work with the disengaged students who attend The Beach School and to promote positive attitudes of the school within the local community.

Since 2012, Bushlink has been working regularly at Lionel Watts Reserve to regenerate the bushland. With threatened species (Grevillea caleyi) on site, the focus has been on the remnant seed bank and what lays beneath. Bushlink has been raking plots and hand weeding areas to create a disturbance to stimulate growth. The picture shows Bushlink supervisor, Diane, with the results of one of the plots. We hope to continue this work in the future and invite volunteers to contact us for more details.

A unique team building day for your business. Your staff/colleagues will work alongside and be shown bushcare techniques by our Bushlink staff with disabilities. Take a day out of the office and come and work with us. We can build a package to suit your needs.

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