What is the aim?
Currawong is a large area of mostly undeveloped bushland situated on the upper Western Shores of Pittwater and backing onto Ku ring gai Chase National Park. This tract of land was a privately owned union holiday camp before being sold to developers in 2008.
The subsequent development proposals created public awareness as to the extent of urbanization proposed and its effect on the natural environment. Following a campaign led by Friends of Currawong, the NSW State Government and Pittwater Council purchased the land in 2010.
The Foundation is currently waiting for a Plan of Management to be established prior to commencing bush regeneration.
Who funds it?
PEF has received $1.4 million from a generous donor for bush regeneration and other environmental upgrades. Community involvement in planting days and other voluntary events, or by way of donations would further assist the restoration of this public asset.
Can I help?
‘There are many ways to help. Bequests and donations remain our primary source of funding. Becoming part of a bushcare group on site or joining in the community planting days are another way of contributing directly to the success of this project. Finally, simply appreciating the work by enjoying a walk or birdwatching through this bushland is a great start to supporting the work and the benefits for us all.