An extensive study of Warringah’s biodiversity in 2012 found that 59% of the area’s natural habitat was of the highest conservation significance, but that 85% of our most precious natural habitats were under threat.

The study found that land clearing, pest species (weeds and foxes) and uncontrolled recreational access have the greatest impact on our most pristine bush.

We manage our bushland by protecting native plants and animals, carrying out bush regeneration and eliminating weeds and feral animals. 

Bushland management does NOT include the following:

  • Removal of trees that aren't under Council's care and responsbility
  • Removal, topping or height reduction of trees to improve views
  • Removal of trees for leaf, fruit or sap drop, or for bird or bat droppings
  • Removal of trees for solar access, or damage to sewer pipes/built structures (unless all engineering alternatives have been considered)
  • Removal of healthy and stable trees
  • Chemical control for native animals or insects (unless deemed absolutely necessary, such as for bee or termite control).

In this section you can find

Coastal Sandstone Heath

Vegetation Communities

Warringah is home to at least 37 different vegetation communities.
Bush Regeneration

Friends of the Bush

Over 200 Bushcare volunteers work throughout Warringah to improve our bushland. Get involved!
Morning Glory

Weeds and Noxious Plants

Weeds out-compete or smother native plant species, changing the character of an area and reducing habitat for native wildlife.
Bush Fire

Bush Fire Management

Bush fire in the environment is an element you and Council must prepare for to better reduce risks to life, property and the community.