Meet each Wednesday 9:30am, either on Rosedale or Hasluck Drive, Rankin Park.

Central Rankin Park Landcare Group formed in August 1995 with a small meeting of residents. The group adopted the Blue Wren as the symbol of the group with the idea that if we got the rehabilitation work right the Blue Wrens (Superb Fairy Wrens) would return to live in the area. The objectives of the group are the rehabilitation of a reserve area in Rankin Park consisting of remnant bushland areas, two mown areas and Blue Wren Creek, a stream forming part of the upper Ironbark Creek catchment.

We aim to:

  • rehabilitate the remnant bushland areas,
  • contribute to increased diversity of habitats for birds and other native fauna
  • enhance the utility of the mown/play areas,
  • restore/stabilise the stream areas and the riparian zone to control run-off and erosion,
  • improve water quality
  • educate local residents on our activities and those of Landcare in the wider sense.

It is our philosophy that only plants believed to be native to the area should be used wherever possible. Accordingly, a species list prepared for the area guides selection of plants to be brought in from nurseries or raised from local seed-stock.

As our area straddles two councils (Newcastle and Lake Macquarie) we have gained support from each and also a number of grants have been obtained from various sources including the National Heritage Trust / Envirofund program, BHP, NSW Government via the Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority (now LLS), Hunter Water Corporation.

Photo - John Fitter

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