Friends of Clontarf Hill and the adjacent bushland Inc
Clontarf Hill bushland reserve and significant adjacent bushland play an important role in landscape scale ecosystem connectivity and resilience and provide a focus for the community to take action and protect biodiversity.
The vision for Friends of Clontarf Hill and Ajacent Bushland Inc is:
to retain and rehabilitate Clontarf Hill and the adjacent bushland corridor as a unique park that will form an integral part of the local and regional open space system and to facilitate and monitor appropriate sustainable development on some areas of the site.
Clontarf Hill and the surrounding bushland is an important area because of the remnant Tuart trees and bushland located upon a limestone formation that has not been heavily impacted upon. It provides a habitat for native flora and fauna and, together with the adjacent bushland on the southern side of Healy Rd, creates a green corridor. It is also an Indigenous heritage site that has historic value.
Friends of Clontarf Hill (FOCH) is a community organisation that has been functioning since 1992. Our aims are to:
- gather and publicise information about the area,
- coordinate interested members of the community who wish to participate in activities that support our aims
- provide resources to preserve and protect Clontarf Hill and the surrounding bushland areas for conservation and recreation purposes, and
- re-vegetate, weed and clean up the area.
Large numbers of people from Hamilton Hill, Spearwood, Coogee, Fremantle, South Fremantle, Hilton, White Gum Valley and Beaconsfield.
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- writing information kits to raise public awareness of the area and issues affecting the future of the area
- planting, weeding and cleaning up the site
- conducting guided walks on site
- writing letters to newspapers
- contacting the media to publicise important events
- liaising with City of Cockburn and City of Fremantle staff to discuss issues affecting the area
- organising social events such as BBQ’s for volunteers
- contacting Main Roads, and the WAPC to discuss issues related to the future of the area
- liaising with other community groups such as Save Beeliar Wetlands and the Rethink the Link Alliance to discuss issues of mutual concern
- liaising with Conservation Volunteers Australia and the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare to coordinate projects on site
- liaising with individuals and groups using the area for study purposes
- conducting surveys to determine community values and aspirations regarding the hill and the adjacent bushland area