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• Illawarra
• Shoalhaven
• South Coast
• Southern Highlands


Projects

Current Projects
Cynanchum elegans The Proust Bushland Services team has been working on protecting the ROTAP species Cynanchum elegans in Littoral Rainforest at various locations within the Illawarra. The mature stems of Cynanchum have a fissured corky bark that makes it very distinctive. Cynanchum stems can grow as long as 10m and as thick as 3.5cm!

View a plant profile of Cynanchum elegans ...

Past Projects
Proust Bushland Services work in various locations achieving specific outcomes to restore a diverse range of ecosystems. We have compiled a table of selected sites (below) in order to show you our previous work history. The list is only a summary of what Proust Bushland Services has achieved over the past ten years, and enables you to see a range of projects involving Natural Area Restoration incorporating Primary, Secondary and Maintenance weed control, Erosion and Sedimentation Control works and Revegetation works.

Click the following links or scroll down to view details of Proust Bushland Services projects :-

Projects - Summary of Selected Sites
Experience Working with Ecologically Endangered Communities
Experience working with Threatened Species











Projects - Summary of Selected Sites

The compiled list below is only a summary of what Proust Bushland Services have achieved over the past ten years. It enables you to see a range of projects involving Natural Area Restoration incorporating Primary, Secondary and Maintenance weed control, Erosion and Sedimentation Control works and Revegetation works that the Proust Bushland Services are able to achieve.

PROJECT YEAR(S) WORK TYPE (Major Weeds on Site) PROJECT PARTNER(S)
Mittagong Rivulet Restoration Project (multiple sites) 1998-2007 * Primary Weed Works/Willow Control/Site Preparation for Revegetation.
(Willow, Privet, Hawthorn, Blackberry & English Ivy).
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Stonequarry Creek Restoration Project 2001-2007 * Primary Woody Weed Control, Maintenance Weeding & Bank Stabilisation - (Privet, Gleditsea, Robinia, African Boxthorn, Madeira Vine, Moth Vine, Bridal Creeper) Wollondilly Shire Council
Iron Mine Creek Restoration Project 2002-2005 * Bush Regeneration Works - (Privet, Pines, Bamboo, Hawthorn, Bridal Creeper) Wingecarribbee Shire Council
Yatte Yattah Nature Reserve Management Project 1998-2002   Bush Regeneration (Primary, Secondary & Maintenance Weeding), Complete Site Species List, Soil Seed Bank Testing, Monitoring & on-going Reporting. - (Madeira Vine, Bridal Creeper, Cats Claw & African Olive). NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Ulladulla
Cullendulla Weed Management Strategy 2001-2003 Implementation of Management Plan
(Bridal Creeper, Turkey Rhubarb, Pampas Grass, Blackberry & Cape Ivy).
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Ulladulla
Chinaman Creek Regeneration Program 2000-2002 * Bush Regeneration (Primary, Secondary Weeding) - (Honeysuckle, English Ivy Bridal Creeper, Blackberry). Wingecarribee Shire Council, Mt Gibraltar Landcare Group
Wingecarribee Bush Regeneration Projects 1998-2007 * Projects at Glow-worm Glen, Robertson, Macquarie Pass, Mittagong, Welby, Gibbergunyah Creek Wingecarribbee Shire Council, Private Landholder DIPNR
Wartons Ck Bulli 1997-1999 Bush Regeneration (Primary, Secondary, & Maintenance Weeding & Revegetation, Coordinate new Landcare Group - (Gorse, Lantana, Caesalpinia & Vinca). R. Clifford & Ass.
Foxground Rainforest Restoration Project 2004-2007 * Bush Regeneration Works - (Madeira Vine, Cape Ivy, Moth Vine, Mist Flower, Crofton Weed) Foxground Landcare Group
Pussy Willow Management program 2002-2007 * Target weeding Willows at various locations such as the islands at Cecil Hoskins Reserve & on private land throughout the highlands. DIPNR Wingecarribbee Shire Council
Madeira Vine Control Program 2002-2007 * Primary to maintenance control of Madeira Vine in the Kangaroo River on Catchment basis - (Moth Vine, Chilean Jasmine) Upper Kangaroo Valley Landcare Group, Sydney Water
Tom Thumb Lagoon Rehabilitation Project 1999-2001 Bush Regeneration (Primary, Secondary, & Maintenance Weeding & Revegetation (Morning Glory, Moth Vine, Bitou Bush). Friends of Tom Thumb Landcare
Cooinda Reserve Riparian Zone Management 1998-2000 Bush Fire Response Trials, Bank Stabilisation, Soil Seed Bank Testing, Monitoring & on-going Reporting.
(Lantana, Turkey Rhubarb, Trad, Crofton Weed, Mist Flower).
Wollongong City Council/Cooinda Landcare Group
Mt Gibraltar Restoration Project 1999-2007 * Bush Regeneration [Primary, Secondary & Maintenance Weeding]/Complete Site Species List, Monitoring & on-going Reporting.
(Privet, Barberry, Ivy, Honeysuckle, Banana Passionfruit & Inkweed).
Wingecarribee Shire Council, Mt Gibraltar Landcare Group
Cullendulla Weed Management Strategy 2001 Preparation of Weed Management Plan NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service Ulladulla
Bass Point Nature Reserve Weed Management Plan 2000-2001 Community Bush Regeneration Workshops. Landcare- Friends of Bass Point
Bundanoon Flora Assessment 1999 Consultancy/Flora Survey & Management Plan for VCA with NPWS. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Horsley Flora Assessment 1999 Consultancy/Flora Survey. Dept. Public Works
Community Education Program 1998-2003 Ecological Tours of Coastal Habitats. Coastcare
Bugong Flora Assessment 2000 Consultancy/Flora Survey & Management Plan for VCA with NPWS. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Weed Seminars 1999 Consultancy/Delivery of Bush Regeneration/weed Control Seminar. Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Mt Warrigal Reserve Management Plan 1997 Preparation of Management Plan for Mt Warrigal Reserve for use by Landcare Group/Council. Mt Warrigal Landcare Group
Bush Regeneration Workshops 2000-2007 * Delivery of a variety of bush regeneration & plant identification workshops. All specifically designed for the different groups involved. Classroom & on site delivery. Shoalhaven Council
Wingecarribee Council
Mulgen Creek Bushcare
Bitou Bush Control Plan for Bass Point Reserve 2007   Development of weed management strategy with reference to Bitou Bush and threatened species in the reserve.  INWA
Weed Management Plan for Killalea State Recreation Area 2007 Development of a weed management strategy with reference to threatened species - Cynanchum elegans. Killalea Trust
Bass Point Nature Reserve Weed Management Plan 1999 Weed Management Plan. Community & Council Consultancy. Shellharbour City Council
Budderoo National Park Flora Survey 2001 Literature Reviews, Project Development, Comprehensive Flora Survey and Preparation of Digital Vegetation Map. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Barren Grounds Nature Reserve Flora Survey 2001-2002   Literature Reviews, Project Development, Comprehensive Flora Survey and Preparation of Digital Vegetation Map. NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Pimelea Spicata/Bitou Bush Recovery/Control Plan 2005 * Literature Reviews, Project Development, Weed Control Strategy for Bitou Bush to aid the recovery of Pimelea spicata. Killalea State Park Illawarra Noxious Weeds
Bawley Point Wetland Weed Strategy 2004 Preparation of Weed Management Plan. Complete native & exotic plant list  
Foxground VCA 2000-2007 Bush Regeneration (Primary, Secondary Weeding) - (Mist Flower, Cape Ivy & Crofton Weed). DLAWC Private Landholder
Cliff Road Restoration Project 1998-2002 # Bush Regeneration (Primary, Secondary & Maintenance Weeding)/Slope Stabilisation, Community Liaison - (Lantana). Wollongong City Council Coastcare
Macquarie Pass PA 2004 Bush regeneration (PrimaryWeeding) (Lantana, Inkweed, Moth Vine & Cape Ivy). DIPNR Private Landholder
Yellow Rock PA 1999-2001 Bush regeneration (Primary, Target & Secondary Weeding) - (Mist Flower, Moth Vine & Cape Ivy). DLAWC Private Landholder
Remnant Roadside Vegetation Restoration 2001-2005 * Projects at Bowral, Sutton Forest, Canyonleigh, Fitzroy Falls, Wingecarribbee Shire Council
Noxious Weed Control 2003-2005 * Projects at Bowral, Robertson, Kangaloon, Moss Vale, Wingecarribee River - (Gorse, Blackberry, Thistle) Wingecarribbee Shire Council, Private Landholder DIPNR
Puckeys Estate Restoration Project 1998-2000 Bush Regeneration (Primary, Secondary, & Maintenance Weeding)/Complete Site Species List, Community Group Establishment and on-going support, Monitoring & on-going Reporting.
(Bitou Bush, Lantana, Panic Grass, Madeira Vine Asparagus Fern & Bridal Creeper).
Wollongong City Council, Landcare, Puckeys Bushcare Group
Mangroves Recovery Project 2000 Mangrove restoration/Transplanting of seedling and seed with monitoring & Reports. Friends of Tom Thumb, NSW Fisheries Dept.
Asset Protection Zones Projects 2002-2007 * Bush regeneration, woody weed removal, fuel reduction works. Shoalhaven City Council, Wingecarribee Council
Mt Keira Ring Track 1998-1999 Track maintenance/Weed Control/Erosion Control/Revegetation
(Lantana, Crofton Weed).
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Tom Thumb 1998 Revegetation of Railway Embankment. Grain Corp
Healthy Cities Restoration Project 2002-2005 * Bush regeneration works in natural areas adjacent to Holiday Haven Caravan sites - [Ulladulla, Huskisson, Bendalong, Lake Conjola, Burril Lake]
(Bitou Bush, Asparagus Fern, Coastal Morning Glory, Lantana, Turkey rhubarb, Bridal creeper)
Healthy Cities Inc. Shoalhaven City Council
Hill 60 Port Kembla 1999 Weed Control/Revegetation (Bitou Bush). Wollongong City Council Sth. Works Depot
Seven Mile Beach Weed Control Program 2004-2007 * Bush Regeneration Works (Madeira Vine, Cape Ivy, Panic Grass, Fishbone Fern, Lantana, Turkey Rhubarb DEC (NPWS)
Pre-Post Fire Weed Control 2005 * Bush Regeneration Works (Privet, Honeysuckle, Bridal Creeper) Wingecarribbee Shire Council
Werri Berri Creek 2002-2007 * Primary woody weed control in riparian system - (Privet, Honeysuckle, Moth Vine)  Wollondilly Shire Council

* Project is still proceeding
VCA = Voluntary Conservation Agreement (with NPWS)
PA = Property Agreement (with DLWC [now DIPNR])

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Experience Working with Ecologically Endangered Communities

EEC Location Year Work
Mt Gibraltar Forest  Mt Gibraltar Bowral 1998 – 2007 P, S, M
  China Creek Bowral 1999 – 2003 P, S, M
Southern Highlands Shale Woodland  Cecil Hoskins NR 2002 – 2007 P, S
  Hammock Hill Reserve 2002 – 2004 T
  Private Properties 2004 – 2007 P, S
Robertson Rainforest Yarrawa Brush 2004 – 2007 P, S, M
  Private properties 2004 – 2007 P, S
  Roadside Reserves 2003 – 2007 P
Robertson Basalt Tall open forest Private Properties 2004 – 2007 P
  Roadside Reserves 2003 – 2007 P
Shale/Sandstone Transition Forest Wingecarribee River Berrima 2002 – 2007 P, S
Milton Ulladulla Subtropical Rainforest Yatte Yattah NR 1997 – 2002 P, S
Milton Reserve 2007 P
Bangalay Sand Forest Warden Head 2004 – 2007 P, S
  7 Mile Beach NP 2005 – 2007 P, S
  Holiday Haven Tourist Parks 2003 – 2005 P, S
Coastal Salt Marsh Lake Wolumboola 2005 – 2007 P, S
  Hooka Island – Lake Illawarra 2005 – 2007 P, S
  Tom Thumb Lagoon 2000 – 2002 Mangroves
Littoral Rainforest Bass Point Reserve Shellharbour 1999 – 2007 P, S, M
  Puckeys Estate North Wollongong 1998 – 2001 P, S, M
  7 Mile Beach NP 2005 – 2007 P, S, M
  Killalea State Park 2007 P
Illawarra Subtropical Rainforest Minnamurra NP 2003 – 2007 P, S
  Hooka Island Lake Illawarra 2005 – 2007 P, S
  Private Properties 1999 – 2007 P, S, M
Dry Rainforest Farmborough Heights 2005 – 2007 P, S, M
Sydney Coastal Estuary Swamp Forest Hooka Island Lake Illawarra 2005 – 2007 P, S, M
  Gooseberry Island Lake Illawarra 2007 P
  Killalea State Park 2005 – 2007 P

P = Primary weeding
S = Secondary weeding
M = Maintenance weeding

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Experience working with Threatened Species

Threatened Species Location Year Work
Eucalyptus macarthii Werri Berri Creek 2003 – 2007 P, S, M
Cynanchum elegans Bass Point Reserve 2007 P, S, M
  Gooseberry Island 2007 P, S, M
  Farmborough Heights 2005 – 2007 P, S, M
Pimelea spicata Killalea SP 2007 P
Haloragis exalata Hooka Island 2006 – 2007 P, S
  Gooseberry Island 2007 P
Zieria granulata Bass Point Reserve 2007 P
Zieria murphii
Grevillea molyneuxii
Galium australe
Vegetation survey work for  NPWS - Morton NP 2006  




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