Revegetation proposal to recreate native bushland

  • 9 Jun 2022

At Figtree Hill, we’re undertaking extensive conservation work to enhance and improve the unique landscape. This includes a current proposal to revegetate 18 hectares of cleared land along Menangle Creek at the northern end of the Figtree Hill development. The proposal also includes important reconstruction work to modify fencing and make it safer for wildlife to overcome barriers, like the Upper Canal, which currently blocks connectivity.

The proposal follows the expert advice of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer and contributes to the conservation corridor along Menangle Creek and Noorumba Reserve. This part of the site has been significantly degraded due to years of farming, but will be sensitively regenerated to remove weeds, plant trees and create wetlands. The area is adjacent to Campbelltown Council’s Noorumba Reserve and will provide opportunities to provide habitat for a wide range of local fauna.

The development proposal for vegetation regeneration and reconstruction works is currently on Public Exhibition and can be viewed online under “What’s on Public Exhibition”. Set on 216-hectares of former grazing paddocks, with pockets of bushland, conservation is an integral part of sustainable living at Figtree Hill. The proposal builds upon conservation work that has already undertaken which protects 22 hectares of remnant bushland and wildlife habitat.