Bushcare Groups

Volunteering

PPCG warmly invites community volunteers to come along to a bushcare morning at Anstead Bushland Reserve and Pullenvale Forest Park, and learn about our current activities and contribute to our regeneration efforts. To receive reminders about the bushcare mornings, you can sign up for the PPCG newsletter by becoming a member or following us on Facebook

Please bring a water bottle, sun-smart clothing (including sunscreen, hat etc) and a keenness to learn about our local environment. Also, due to COVID-19 restrictions, please check in via the Covid app (we can check you in if you don’t have a phone with you) and a mask (in case it’s difficult to keep a 1.5m distance from others). 

Anstead Bushland Reserve

Anstead Bushland Reserve is an extensive area with excellent sheltered BBQ and picnic facilities, amidst a setting of parkland and open eucalypt forest. The park is a popular location for recreational users. There is a network of short distance walking tracks, regularly used by bush walkers, dog walkers, bird watchers and horse riders.

A highlight of the park is the Anstead Bushland Lookout, a 1 kilometre walk from the carpark, which offers views of the Brisbane River, the D’aguilar Ranges and the historically significant site of the old Moggill Quarry, which still retains relics and reminders of the past. There is a history display panel sited at the Lookout which illustrates aspects of the area’s (and particularly the quarry’s) history. At the base of the quarry, there is another lookout closer to the banks of the Brisbane River. It can be accessed via a walk down a very steep old track, which must be used with caution. There is another history panel near the lower lookout with more information about the quarry history.

The main entry to the Anstead Reserve is from Hawkesbury Road, a short distance from the Mount Crosby Road intersection (UBD 195 N4).

Bushcare Activities

The protection and restoration ecosystems within Anstead Bushland Reserve is a long-term project that has been actively pursued over many years by Anstead bushcare groups with the assistance of community members . Bushcare mornings are held on the first Sunday of each month except January, from 7-9:30am in the summer months (from October to March) and from 8:30-11:00am from April to September, with morning tea provided. For more information contact Friends of Anstead Bushland coordinator, Gillian Whitehouse by emailing contactus@pullenpullencatchments.org.au or gillianmw1949@icloud.com.

Pullenvale Forest Park

Pullenvale Forest Park has a large open grassed area with shaded picnic and BBQ facilities, popular with families and recreational users. For the nature enthusiasts, there are walking tracks that extend deeper into the 12 hectare park, through rainforest, vine forest and eucalypt forests.

A highlight of the park is a newly constructed boardwalk along Pullen Pullen Creek providing a place to sit and enjoy the beauty of the park. This boardwalk is ideally suited for wheelchair visitors.  Entry to Pullenvale Forest Park is from Pullenvale Rd, 400m from Grandview Rd Intersection, and from Fisher Place, Woodcrest Estate (UBD 176 H14).

Bushcare Activities

The protection and restoration of the park’s forests is in large part thanks to the PFP bushcare Group and community members undertaking tree planting and bush regeneration activities. We warmly welcome community members to come along to bushcare morning and help plant a few trees or pull out a few seeds.

PFP bushcare activites are the second Sunday of each month from 8:30am – 11:00am typically, with morning tea provided. To confirm details, contact the bushcare co-ordinator, Lynn Brown by emailing contactus@pullenpullencatchments.org.au or phone 0417 648 050.