Natural & Cultural Heritage
  • Soil derived from Wianamatta Shale
  • Vegetation community TI: Syncarpia glomulifera- E. paniculata- A. costata Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest
  • Dedicated for public recreation in 1894 it has been a centre for a wide range of activities in early days with the Annual Fruit and Flower Show from 1907 to 1928, as well as being home ground for the Glenorie Cricket Club until it moved to the Baulkham Hills Shire. In the 1980s after years of being in a poor condition, the park received an upgrade in conjunction with a large building program in the adjoining Glenorie Public School
Conservation Status
  • Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest is of national conservation significance as it is listed as a Critically Endangered Ecological Community (for areas over 1 ha) under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999) and an Endangered Ecological Community under the Threatened Species Conservation Act (1995)
Condition / Impacts
  • The natural area is generally good. Some areas (especially adjacent to boundaries) are infested with Privet and Pittosporum are in poor condition.
  • Where the Bushcare Group is actively restoring, vegetation is in good condition
  • There is evidence of vehicular movements in the reserve as well as illegal disposal of soil, bricks and tyres
Overall condition
  • Good
Main Weeds
  • Blackberry, Small-leafed Privet, Freisia, exotic roadside grasses


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