Shellharbour has a significant area of community land which has been dedicated as public open space. Many of these reserves contain significant biodversity including threatened plants, animals, endangered plant populations and ecological communities.

Our reserves also provide much enjoyment for residents and visitors taking part in activities such as bushwalking, bird watching and rock pool rambling.

Activities that threaten these areas include:
  • Unplanned fire
  • Weed invasion
  • Rusbbish dumping
  • Creation of bike tracks and cubbies
  • Unauthorised access by vehicles and motorbikes

Council's Bush Regeneration team in conjunction with many volunteers in our Bushcare and Landcare groups manage these valuable natural areas. If you're keen to join an existing group please visit our Bushcare and Landcare page for details.

If you're keen to start a group to help look after your local patch, we’ love to hear from you. Please call Council’s Bush Regeneration team on 4221 6111.