Native vegetation within the Woorabinda Bushland Reserves near Stirling will be protected in perpetuity thanks to a new Native Vegetation Heritage Agreement between the Adelaide Hills Council and the South Australian Government.
The Agreement covers 34 hectares of bushland made up of four adjacent reserves: Hender, Madurta and Woorabinda Reserves, and Stirling Park. This area includes more than 20 conservation listed fauna and more than 20 plant species with conservation listing, making it the highest ranked natural biodiversity of any Adelaide Hills Council reserve.
The Friends of Woorabinda has been active in undertaking significant habitat restoration work through weed control and revegetation, which has also involved residents, community groups, schools, and conservation groups. They have provided more than 45,000 volunteer hours, and established more than 40,000 revegetation tubestock since 1989. Their commitment has been vital in making these Reserves worthy of a Native Vegetation Heritage Agreement.