Native bushland park opened

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An 8-hectare park in The Ponds in western Sydney is now open to the public after extensive work was conducted to protect and enhance the native bushland.

The park at the corner of Ridgeline Drive and Greenview Parade consists of a large portion of the endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland.

Blacktown City Mayor, Tony Bleasdale OAM said the community should be proud of the areas of native bushland in Blacktown.

“These woodlands provide habitats and connectivity for a range of plant, animal and bird life,” Mayor Bleasdale said.

“The Cumberland Plain Woodland was once common throughout Western Sydney but there is now less than 6 per cent remaining.

“Blacktown City Council is committed to the conservation, restoration and enhancement of the natural environment, including all threatened species, populations and ecological communities.

“An area of the park will also be dedicated to passive recreation through open lawn areas, seating and a new path network.”

Weeding, selective planting, the creation of environmentally sensitive pathways and enhancements for the native flora and fauna habitat have taken place.

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