Biodiversity, or biological diversity is a term which refers to the variety and complexity of all life forms. There are three levels of biodiversity:
Woollahra has a diverse and significant environment. The municipality houses 16 kilometres of harbour foreshore, consisting of rocky headlands, coastal cliffs and beaches.
Our area is rich in biodiversity with approximately 30 hectares of bushland, over 300 plant species including two threatened and one vulnerable plant species and threatened native species. There is great potential to restore some of our lost biodiversity.
Woollahra Council is currently developing a Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (BCS) for the municipality. The project aims to provide new initatives and a redirection of current efforts that will target investment in terrestrial, aquatic (freshwater) and marine programs till 2025. Find out further information about this project.
Woollahra Council has an active bush regeneration program comprising of council staff as well as volunteers. Their aim is to maintain and enhance remnant bushland, and eradicate weeds and invasive species that threaten our fragile environment.
Woollahra Council also offers support to residents to convert their unused swimming pool into a pond.
Eastern Water Dragon (Physignathus lesueurii)