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Wolli Creek Valley Autumn Walks


SUNDAY 29 MAY 8:00am – 12:30pm  Bexley North to Tempe  (Ute and Maggie) This will be a 5km walk from Bexley North to Tempe via the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. The walk will showcase some of the best bushland in the local area, highlighting sandstone cliffs, tall gum trees and birdlife. This is a medium-hard grade 5km walk with some sections of the trail covering uneven ground. Bookings are required and all children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings are essential. This walk is free to Wolli Creek Preservation Society members. (Membership is $10 pa for an individual and $15 for a family/household.) For non-members the cost is $10 per person. Numbers are limited and preference will be given to members. To register for this walk, email info@wollicreek.org.au To join the Wolli Creek Preservation Society go to http://www.wollicreek.org.au/about_us/support_us   Details about where to meet, and further walk information will be provided upon registration. SUNDAY 20 June 9 – 12 noon – Bexley North to Turrella (Gina and Deb) This will be a leisurely Sunday morning bush walk from Bexley North to Turrella Reserve along the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. We will be starting at 9am sharp. This is...

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OCU: volunteers needed


for street display rehearsal on Sat May 1. 30 mins of your time to make sure it will work. Contact info@wollicreek.org.au to get details. Commitment to display day itself sought separately....

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Petition hits 4,000!


Signatures at 25/4/21 stand at 4,003. A measure of just how widely this seemingly local issue has support. Thanks to all who have signed and worked to spread the message....

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OCU Campaign Update


OCU page and campaign Timeline updated. Links are http://www.wollicreek.org.au/wolli_valley/other-issues and http://www.wollicreek.org.au/wp-content/wolliupload/Timeline-for-web210401.pdf. (Links to Heritage Order application and recent letters to Ministers noted in Timeline can be found via OCU page, at bottom)....

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Wolli Creek Valley Autumn Walks


SUNDAY 25 APRIL 9am - 12.30 Bardwell Park to Tempe (Laura and Sarah) This will be a leisurely Saturday morning bush walk from Bardwell Park to Tempe along the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. We will be starting at 9am sharp. This is a 3.5km walk designed for those who would like to see the Wolli Creek Valley at a leisurely pace. This walk will traverse a part of the Two Valley Trail (TVT), which in its entirety is a 13 km walk along the Wolli Creek and Cooks River Valleys. Your walk leaders will share their knowledge of this bushland, its cultural and environmental history,  as well as information about the current issues facing the Wolli Valley and the bush regeneration (bushcare) work the Society is undertaking. Bookings are essential. This walk is free to Wolli Creek Preservation Society members. (Membership is $10 pa for an individual and $15 for a family/household.) For non-members the cost is $10 per person. Numbers are limited and preference will be given to members. To register for this walk, email info@wollicreek.org.au To join the Wolli Creek Preservation Society go to http://www.wollicreek.org.au/about_us/support_us  Details about where to meet, and further walk information will be provided upon registration. SUNDAY 29...

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Planting Day 18 April


We are seeking volunteers to help with our planting day on Sunday 18 April from 9.30am to 11.30am. This is a one off event as we have received a grant that includes funds to extend the planting area at Illoura Reserve where a previous planting day was held some years ago. Our bushcarers have continued to maintain this area and now we want to extend it. Come along and help us plant seedlings, to build on this previous planting day. Please bring your own gloves, drinking water and suitable clothing (long sleeve shirts and trousers, sturdy shoes and sun protection).  Morning tea will be provided but please bring your own mug! Children are welcome and must be supervised. They might like to bring a small watering can to help us water the seedlings that are planted.  We will meet at the end of Johnston Street Earlwood at 9.30am. It's a 10 minute walk from Bexley North Station. RSVP is essential. Numbers are limited so we need a firm commitment to attend. Please rsvp by 11 April to info@wollicreek.org.au with your name and who will be attending with you and if they are children please let us know. If you would like to help with preparing...

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Inner West Council supports Wolli Creek Regional Park


Last night (9 March) Inner West Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of our call for the Minister for Water to review Sydney Water's proposed location for its Odour Control Unit. See the InnerWest Council motion....

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Petition over 3,600; WCPS draws inconsistency of SEPP principles and OCU to attention of Ministers


For the inconsistencies see previous post. Letters to the Minster for Water and the Minister for Public Places drawing attention to them are at 210307 ltr to Pavey and 210307 ltr to Stokes....

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3,500 and rising. OCU breaches SEPP Principles


Petition signatures passed 3,500 this morning, 3 March. Planning Minister Stokes has issued a draft SEPP with five principles to guide planning of public places - the OCU breaches 4 of them and probably 5 if no. 5 could be understood. For more see 210307 SEPP and OCU v3....

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OCU petition at 3,414 on 24 Feb


This follows the beginning of our handout campaign at local railway stations - more volunteers needed!...

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Letter to Minister Pavey 19 Feb


WCPS has sent a letter to the Minister for Water Melinda Pavey again asking her to intervene to prevent the appalling OCU decision by Sydney Water being implemented. Text of letter to Pavey...

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New OCU Press Release as petition passes 3,200 on Feb 15


We have begun a rolling program of flyer handouts at various locations, following on from our letter boxing efforts. Total signatures passed 3,200 and a new press release was issued: OCUMedia release 210215. Here's a copy of the OCU DL FLYER...

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OCU Petition 3,000


The petition launched on Jan 20 has moved steadily past 3,000 today. This is a good result, but we need an overwhelming one, so let's keep at it....

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OCU Campaign


Signatures at 2,600 on 2/2/21, as more organisations alert their members. Thanks this time to National Parks Association of NSW....

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Jack Mundey Award goes to….


Canterbury-Bankstown Council has instituted an annual Jack Mundey Environment and Heritage Award and the inaugural recipient was the Society's own Peter Stevens. He says that it was really an award to the Society and the numerous people over several decades who have brought the Wolli Creek Regional Park into existence and near to completion, saving the natural heritage of the Wolli Valley....

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Campaign re Odour Control (OCU) Unit – Petition passes 2,000


Petition launched 20/01/2021; signatures at 17:30 26/01/2021: 2,012 Interim target raised to 3,000 as signatures keep rolling in.   This short video gives a summary of issues; the petition awaits your signature.    There is an article online in the St George Leader at https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7100644/petition-to-stop-sydney-water-building-odour-control-unit-at-wolli-creek-park/   WCPS is implacably opposed to Sydney Water's planned location for its OCU at Wolli Bluff  (at the entry to the TVT at the eastern end of the Valley). Occasional update information will appear here. For background and links, read more here http://www.wollicreek.org.au/wolli_valley/other-issues    ...

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Covid 19 has affected some WCPS activities.


Unfortunately, we have had to suspend some of our usual activities such as our guided bush walks, kayak trips and our annual (March) Bat Watch Picnic during this time of the Covid 19 pandemic. We are able, with social distancing, to continue our Bushcare work, bird surveys, and Grey-headed Flying-fox counts. However there may be some limitations on numbers, and so accepting new volunteers for some of these activities. We have also not stopped our advocacy work for the wonderful Wolli Valley. Please see information elsewhere on our site about our campaign regarding Sydney Water's proposed Odour Control Unit (OCU) at the eastern gateway to the Wolli Creek Regional Park. NOW is a great time to join the Society so that we have resources - people and financial, to help us plan for the future. As restrictions ease and change, we will be reviewing what activities we may be able to resume or expand. We will post info. about this on our home page. You can also go to our Facebook page for info. and updates. As our Facebook page is public, you do not need to have a facebook account/login to see  posts. You might also like to use this time...

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Bat Watch Picnic, Friday March 6th, 2020


The Bat Watch Picnic is on again at Turrella Reserve, on Friday March 6th. Come and enjoy this fun and informative event with family and friends. BYO picnic and kids. See the  Bat Watch Picnic flyer 2020 for more details....

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Wolli Creek Walk 30 May CANCELLED


Sadly we have had to cancel this walk. This will be a leisurely Saturday morning bush walk from Bardwell Park to Tempe along the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. We will be starting at 9am sharp. This is a 3.5km walk designed for those who would like to see the Wolli Creek Valley at a leisurely pace. This walk will traverse a part of the Two Valley Trail (TVT), which in its entirety is a 13 km walk along the Wolli Creek and Cooks River Valleys. Your walk leaders will share their knowledge of this bushland, its cultural and environmental history, as well as information about the current issues facing the Wolli Valley and the bush regeneration (bushcare) work the Society is undertaking. Bookings are essential. This walk is free to Wolli Creek Society members. (Membership is $10 pa for an individual and $15 for a family/household.) By arrangement, you can join on the day, however as numbers are limited and there is always keen interest, preference will be given to those who have joined WCPS ahead of the day. To register for this walk, email info@wollicreek.org.au. You can join the Wolli Creek Preservation Society here. Details about where to meet, and further walk information will be provided upon registration....

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Wolli Creek Walk 29 March CANCELLED


Sadly we have had to cancel this walk.   To celebrate the Wurradjul Festival, the Wolli Creek Preservation Society, in partnership with Canterbury Bankstown Council, is hosting a walking tour of the Wolli Creek section of the Two Valley Trail Walk. This will be a 5km walk from Bexley North to Tempe via the Wolli Creek Valley Walking Track. The walk will showcase some of the best bushland in the local area, highlighting sandstone cliffs, tall gum trees and birdlife. This is a medium-hard grade 5km walk with some sections of the trail covering uneven ground. Bookings are required and all children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult....

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  • Bat night | Leonora Long said 6 years ago: [...] is also bat day. The Wolli Creek Preservation Society counts grey-headed flying foxes in the Wolli Creek Valley once a month. In May the kids ... » Bat counting