Bathurst Regional Council supports the protection and conservation of our roadside vegetation. Often, endangered or threatened plant and animal species are found within such areas which increases the need to protect road reserves. As well as aesthetically pleasing as you drive along country roads, it is important to look after these areas as they provide habitat for native animals and act as important wildlife corridors for animals moving between areas of bushland, for example, the pair of tawny frogmouths (as pictured top right) along Boundary Road reserve.
In conjunction with Local Land Services (LLS), an awareness video has been produced about the conservation of Roadside vegetation, click this link to watch.
Alternatively, a shortened 30 second video is available here.
To mark roadside vegetation areas of high conservation value, Bathurst Regional Council have installed green coloured roadside marker guide posts (as pictured to the right).
Racing to Save the Mount Panorama Woodlands project is a key example of environmental protection and rehabilitation of Boundary and Hinton Road Reserves at the foothill to Mount Panorama, Bathurst. This project will focus on improving the quality and extent of Box, Gum, Grassy Woodland – a State and Federally listed Endangered Ecological Community – on the slopes and foothills of Mount Panorama.
Additionally, this project will feature a large public education campaign to increase awareness of the Endangered Ecological Community that exists in the Bathurst region and to prevent the dumping of green waste and spread of weeds, the illegal collection of firewood and the control of cats and dogs in bushland areas.
Roadside reserves are protected areas. Collecting firewood, plants, rocks or other materials or cutting down or damaging trees within a Council road reserve is not permitted.
For more information about firewood collection click here.
For more information about vegetation in the Bathurst area, contact Council's Environmental Section by phone on (02) 6333 6511.