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Ecology

Undulating rural landscapes of ridgelines, densely
vegetated river gorges and open pastoral land.

This region lying to the southwest of Sydney is characterised by gently undulating landscapes, broken by ridgelines and densely vegetated river gorges. The introduction of agriculture by white settlers in the 1800’s transformed the landscape into a patchwork of pastoral land with scattered tree cover with forested green buffers around urban and village centres.

The Razorback Range defines the northern boundary of Wilton, forming a dominant landform that provides high impact vistas and creates a link between the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands. The slightly elevated and heavily forested ranges of the Dharawal State Recreation Area create vistas to the east.

Federally protected Cumberland Plain Woodland is the main protected bushland within Bingara / Wollondilly. A series of windrows of trees have been retained within Greenbridge East and Ridgeline Precincts.

An Environment Trust receives 1% of all sales proceeds to look after the Bingara Gorge environmental lands in perpuitity

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Nattai National Park

Bushwalking, camping, caves
35m from Bingara Gorge

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Dharawal National Park

Bushwalking, cycling, waterfalls
30m from Bingara Gorge

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Native Species

We have incorporated illustrations of three threatened
species of Geebung from the Wollondilly Shire Local
Government Area recently identified as threatened or
endangered. This is a celebration of the region’s important
ecological value and a reminder to care for our country.
All three species have experienced a bounce back after the
2019 bushfires due to reduced competition for sunlight.

BARGO GEEBUNG

Found in a very small pocket of on the western edge of the Woronora Plateau and the northern edge of the Southern Highlands.

MITTAGONG GEEBUNG

In ideal conditions this species should be common, but it has been driven to the edge of extinction.

HAIR GEEBUNG

This species is currently pollinated via a European honeybee but has had to rely on the seed bank for its survival.

Local Fauna

The Office of Environment and Heritage estimates around
430 koalas reside within the eastern portion of the
Wollondilly Shire. The Wollondilly koala population is the
largest disease-free population in NSW and highly valued by
local communities in southwest Sydney.

The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan will help protect
our Koala community through measures such as:

Koala-proof
fencing to reduce
dog attacks.

Revegetation, protection
and expansion of habitat
corridors.

Development controls
to protect from
urbanisation.

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