Bush regeneration in Fearnley Park, Beecroft


Natural and Cultural Heritage
  • Soil derived from Hawkesbury Sandstone
  • Bushland at the site is heritage listed and is regarded as being of high local heritage significance
  • Vegetation Community: E.saligna – Blue Gum High Forest and S. glomulifera- E. paniculata - A. costata Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest
  • The land was owned by William Davis, MLA who planted an 11 acre orchard. Named after John Fearnley (1861-1939) who came to Australia in 1880, bought the land around 1910 and went into shipping in Queensland. After his death the property was subdivided and in 1951 the family gave 4.5 acres to Council as a park.
Conservation Status
  • Vegetation communities are of State conservation significance being listed as an Endangered Ecological Community under the Threatened Species Conservation Act (1995)
  • Reserve comprises part of an urban fauna habitat link
Overall Vegetation Condition
  • Poor (good areas on Devlins Creek where bush regenerated)
  • Walking track and bridge from Hannah Street
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