- Written by: Adam Gatt Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Our residents have told us that protecting our river, creeks, waterways and bushland areas is a high priority. They also want support to use materials, energy and water resources efficiently. We're home to a diverse range of native species and ecological communities, including about 17% of the remnant vegetation of the Cumberland Plain, the highest proportion within any council area. To manage our environment for future generations we must balance growth with the need to preserve our natural environment, support agriculture and build on our local fresh food production and other rural activities.
Western Sydney has a great diversity of animal and plant life. Watch our Connect with Nature series and learn some tips and tricks on how you can discover animals and plants at your local reserves and parks, create habitat in your very own backyard for bees and frogs, and safely learn and explore nature near you.
Bushland provides essential habitat for our native animals and plants. Penrith is home to at least 132 species of native fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, 200 native birds, over 500 native plant species and 13 vegetation communities! Find out why our bushland is important!