The Backyard Habitat Program is a new program funded through the Council’s Sustainability Levy.
The program is designed to help Lane Cove
residents create a welcome environment for local native animals in their
garden, particularly by creating habitat havens and using native plants
Your garden can become a vital link and haven for our wildlife!
Urban environments can have a negative impact on local wildlife, particularly as development reduces habitat necessary for their survival. Essential habitat can however be provided in your garden. Although Lane Cove has 90 hectares of bushland, it has been dissected into small pockets. By connecting these isolated pockets of bushland with fauna friendly backyards, wildlife corridors or pathways can be formed to attract native animals, birds and insects to help them survive.
Benefits to participants
Members of the Backyard Habitat Program will receive:
- An Information Pack about local wildlife and the environment, including information on:
- How to attract a variety of wildlife to your garden;
- Local native plants & animals;
- Noxious weeds;
- A4 ‘Birds in Backyards’ Poster(see website for some great information www.birdsinbackyards.net)
- Free Backyard Habitat sign for your gate or fence
- Invitations to attend information sessions (evening talks and day workshops) a variety of topics including:
- Birdscaping your garden
- Attracting wildlife to the garden
- Identifying & removing problem plants
Members with their own personal garden space will also be eligible for:
- Free personal advice on making your garden more friendly for local fauna (1 hour backyard consultation)
- Free native plants from Council’s Community Nursery
Spaces are limited and bookings are essential. You must also complete and return the Regsitration form and 5 minute Fauna Survey prior to receiving a consultation.
How do I join the program?
If you’re interested in joining or receiving more information about the Backyard Habitat program contact 9911 3654 or via email
Download the Backyard Habitat registration form and survey here
Upcoming Backyard Habitat Workshops:
More Backyard habitat information
Here are some useful links for some great information to get started:
Birds Australia Guidelines
Royal Botanic Gardens
How to build a frog pond