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Save Spring Gully

The Spring Gully Protection Group (a sub-committee of Sutherland Shire Environment Centre) is working to protect 5.6 hectares (14 acres) of pristine bushland in Spring Gully, Bundeena, on the southern outskirts of Sydney.

The property, formerly known as the “Boy Scouts’ Camp” borders the Royal National Park – the second oldest national park in the world. The land was gifted to the Boy Scouts Association of NSW in the 1960s. The land was recently sold by Scouts to a private developer.

The land contains an unbroken canopy of Angophora forest, Sydney sandstone gully forest, freshwater wetland, an ancient stand of bloodwood mallee and is an important habitat for many protected species and migratory birds.

Spring Gully contains many sites of significant aboriginal heritage.

Any development of this land will not only result in loss of habitat but will degrade the environmental surrounds of the Bundeena township and the adjoining Royal National Park forever.

Our aim is for the land to be added to the adjoining Royal National Park. All the other bushland in Spring Gully is either already in the Royal National Park or currently being transferred to National Parks. The former Scout land is the missing jewel in the crown and is now under threat of development.

Find out more about the land to learn why it is so important that it be conserved.

Read our detailed proposal for purchase which outlines the case for conservation.

Enjoy some photos of the stunningly beautiful bushland and freshwater wetland which cover the property.

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