• This file contains important information on managing bushfire risks.

    Topics covered include:

    • Survival planning
    • Leaving Early
    • Staying and defending
    • Safety for pets
    • Grass fires

    Click on link below to access the information sheets.

    Bushfire Information

  • Nangarin Landcare Group 2023 Activities

    Proposed Landcare Activities for 2023:

    Join our friendly group of residents and learn about flora in your area.

    Date Start time Activity
    Saturday, 4 March 2023 8:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)
    Saturday, 1 April 2023 9:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)
    Saturday, 6 May 2023 9:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)
    Thursday, 18 May 2023 3:00 pm Twilight Landcare Working bee (2 hr)
    Saturday, 3 June 2023 9:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)
    Saturday, 1 July 2023 9:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)
    Saturday, 5 August 2023 9:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)
    Saturday, 2 September 2023 9:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)
    Saturday, 30 September 2023 9:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)
    Tuesday, 17 October 2023 3:00 pm Twilight Landcare Working bee (2 hr)
    Saturday, 4 November 2023 8:00 am Monthly Landcare Working bee (3 hr)

    Dates are subject to change, please register your interest through info@nangarin.com.au to receive updates.

  • Nature Safari

    Sunday June 19, a mild sunny winter’s day, saw the running of the Tom Covell Nature Safari at Nangarin. Postponed from 2021 due to Covid restrictions, the event organised and funded by Greater Sydney Land Services provided a wonderful opportunity for local residents to gain an informed insight into the unique and diverse ecology of bushland within the Nangarin Estate.

    Naturalist and Ecologist Tom Covell from ‘Hooked on Nature’ guided participants along a path travelling through open grasslands to narrow tracks along Stonequarry Creek, observing with his keen eye the range of flora and fauna listed below. Due to the high level of interest from residents, the activities were divided into two 2-hour sessions, with each session accommodating 18 residents.

    A sausage sizzle lunch, provided by the Nangarin Landcare team, and the opportunity to chat with other residents rounded out a great day, as feedback from one family states: “We absolutely loved yesterday’s session.  We learned a lot and feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. We took away quite a bit from the session. “

    The Nangarin Community is appreciative of the efforts of Tom Covell and Angela Maier, Greater Sydney Local Land Services, for providing this unique opportunity to enhance our understanding of our local environment

    Here is a list of some of things seen, heard or talked about on the day and links to further information and resources:

    Other websites that may be of interest:

    • Cumberland Plain Woodland is a critically endangered ecological community – read more about the Cumberland Plain Restoration program that Greater Sydney Landcare is running HERE
    • Wollondilly Council’s Community Nursery at Wonga Rd, Picton has a range of native plants. Local residents are entitled to 20 free plants per year.
    • Habitat hollows – learn about the importance of retaining tree hollows HERE, or report a wildlife using a hollow HERE
    • Feralscan – report sightings of pest animals such as foxes, deer and rabbits HERE
    • Subscribe to the Greater Sydney Landcare and Community news HERE to stay up-to-date with events, citizen science opportunities and other great information.


  • Fire Ready


    Two years have passed since Nangarin, like so many communities in the area, benefited from the dedicated work the Rural Fire Service and Fire & Rescue undertook in defending communities along the fire front of the Green Wattle Creek bushfire. Today, the shower of burning embers and smoke of that event has been replaced by a consistent summer rainfall pattern from effects of La Niña. While current conditions are a welcome reprieve from a major bushfire threat, Continue reading Fire Ready

  • Seeding the future

    Nangarin Landcare is one of six local Landcare Groups participating in a ‘Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grant’ managed by Lisa Gibson from Upper Spring Creek Landcare.

    Working closely with the Robin Davies Wollondilly Community Nursery, two seed collection workshops were planned, one in mid-November and the second in early December 2021 to harvest seed from endemic flora of the local area.

    The first of the ‘Seed Collection Workshops’ took place at Nangarin Vineyard Estate on Wednesday 17th November. Led by Damion Stirling, Sustainability Projects Officer with Wollondilly Shire Council, eighteen participants from the six Landcare Groups worked their way through two woodland sites to harvest ripe seed from a range of endemic plants, while learning flora identification techniques and the importance of particular plant species to the local ecological balance. Seed collected on the day was set aside for a propagation workshop to be conducted mid-December. Continue reading Seeding the future

  • Nangarin Landcare Report EC Meeting – February 2021

    The Landcare Group wrapped up 2020 with two activities:

    Following the November AGM, Damion Stirling from Wollondilly Shire Council delivered a general information session for Nangarin residents, providing valuable insights into Nangarin Estate’s unique
    environment and history of the area. Damion spoke about fauna and flora, stories from first nation inhabitants and the importance of Cumberland Plain Woodland to the survival of many species.

    After a light lunch, members of the Nangarin Landcare team spent time with Damion in the nature corridor identifying native plant species and opportunistic weeds. We are grateful to Damion and WSC
    for their ongoing practical support of our endeavours to manage this important ecosystem.

    Damion Stirling speaking with 18 residents after AGM


    Landcare members briefed by Damion on flora identification.


    Last Landcare session for the year was on Saturday 5th December, attended by 12 residents. The team marked the end of another successful year with an evening celebration dinner at George IV. By year’s end the team had notched up a total of 1099 worksite hours since the formation of the group in 2016

    – a great effort, great team and wonderful community spirit.

    NSW Environmental Trust Grant

    Final paperwork and initial ET Grant allocation was completed by 25th November 2020. ‘Requests for a Fee Proposal’ were sent to three specialist Environmental Restoration Contractors on 22nd November.
    All three responded with very detailed proposals and references. Four members of our Landcare team reviewed the proposals and after lengthy discussion, coupled with further questions to the responders, selected Ecohort P/L to undertake the work. Ecohort had been previously engaged at Nangarin in 2004 by Bradcorp to do a similar activity and their Project Manager for this project was a
    member of that original work team back in 2004!

    Nangarin Landcare is required to provide a Stage 1 completion report to the NSW Environmental Trust in April 2021. Successful completion of Stage 1 work will then facilitate the release of Stage 2 funding. A final detailed report to ET is required in December 2022 with appropriate material to demonstrate the success of the project.

    Our Landcare team will continue to work the western section of the nature corridor, which is slated for completion in December 2022. Ecohort’s team will initially target the dense lantana patch on the steep upper slope of the eastern section of the nature corridor, then after April move to the amphitheatre slope near the turning circle, at the northern end of The Grange (see the following aerial view/markup).



    Ecohort commenced site work on the 4th February and were briefed by members of the Nangarin Landcare team as to site access and facilities. We appreciated the support of residents adjoining the worksites for assisting with access and parking. The initial session enabled the Site Supervisor and Project Manager to undertake a detailed site assessment and determine the most efficient and effective techniques to use to ensure effective long-term treatment and regeneration of native understock. Ecohort’s team size will normally be 6 or 7 trained staff.

    Welcome to Ecohort’s team: Declan, Mike (Site Supervisor), Alex (Project Manager), Jessica, (Glenn – Nangarin Landcare) An important aspect of the project is sharing information with our residents and where practical providing opportunities to engage with the various project activities; a great opportunity for High

    School students seeking to do an environmental project/assignment . Along with the Landcare reports to the Nangarin Executive which are distributed with the EC Minutes, project information, updates and events will be publicised in ‘letterbox drop’ flyers, updates to the Nangarin website and ‘Nangarin Facebook for Residents’. Your feedback at any time is most welcome.

    Additionally, street signage (sample below) will be placed close to worksites to keep both residents and visitors informed.

    Landcare Working Bee tentative dates for 2021:

    • Saturday March 6th
    • Saturday March 27th
    • Saturday May 1st
    • Saturday May 29th
    • Saturday June 26th
    • Saturday July 3rd
    • Saturday August 7th
    • Saturday September 4th
    • Saturday October 2nd
    • Saturday November 6th
    • Saturday December 4th & end of year celebration.

    All residents are most welcome to join our friendly group on any or all of the working bee dates. Tools, advice and morning tea provided. Session times are 9:00 – noon. Nangarin Facebook provides regular updates on activities and meeting points.

    Finally, a special thank you to Wollondilly Anglican College and students for the planting work, to retain soils on the steep slopes. This work was undertaken last year as part of the students Community outreach programme. Pleasingly, the plants have survived well over the summer, due in no small way to the efforts of a number of our Landcare team who routinely watered the tube stock until well established.

    Prepared by Reg Collins