Main Content Anchor

Bushland and Environment Committee

Role and Responsibilities

Advises and makes recommendations to Council on the matters relating to enhancement, preservation, conservation and management of natural areas, wildlife and their habitat corridors and local indigenous vegetation and environmental health and sustainability issues and initiatives within the City of Ryde. The Committee also act as a Project Reference Group for the development, implementation and monitoring of a Biodiversity Plan for the Ryde Local Government Area.  

For more detailed information, download the Bushland and Environment Advisory Committee Terms of Reference(PDF, 118KB).


Chairperson: Clr Jane Stott
Councillor(s): Clr Terry Perram, Clr Denise Pendleton 
Bushcare Volunteer Representatives: Peter Brown, Libby Lawson, David Thomas, Simone McGinley
Community Representative: Geoff Hudson, Justin Alick 
Environmental/Sustainable Groups Representatives: Bev Debrincat, Pamela Reeves, Jill Hartley 
Industry Body Representatives: Michelle Cooper (NPWS)


Meetings are held on Mondays at Meeting Room, Level 1A, 1 Pope Street, Ryde (above Ryde Library) from 6.00 - 7.30pm.

2017 meeting dates: 13 February, 8 May, 19 June (Extraordinary meeting), 14 August

Agendas Minutes
14 August 2017 14 August 2017
19 June 2017(PDF, 100KB)   Presentation by Applied Ecology P/L(PDF, 9MB)
Infrared Camera Footage: Swamp wallaby at Portius Park
Infrared Camera Footage: Bandicoot at Field of Mars Reserve
Infrared Camera Footage: Bandicoot, rabbit and fox at Pembroke Park
Infrared Camera Footage: Swamp wallaby, bandicoot, fox and rat at Pembroke Park  
8 May 2017(PDF, 102KB) 8 May 2017 
13 February 2017(PDF, 109KB) 13 February 2017(PDF, 260KB)  


Past Agendas and Minutes

Agendas Minutes
14 November 2016 14 November 2016(PDF, 253KB)  
17 October 2016(PDF, 123KB) 17 October 2016(PDF, 360KB)  
18 July 2016(PDF, 110KB)   18 July 2016(PDF, 278KB)  
30 May 2016(PDF, 110KB)   30 May 2016(PDF, 269KB)
8 February 2016(PDF, 138KB)  8 February 2016(PDF, 214KB)
16 November 2015(PDF, 110KB)  16 November 2015(PDF, 144KB)
17 August 2015(PDF, 108KB) 17 August 2015(PDF, 177KB) 
18 May 2015(PDF, 111KB) 18 May 2015(PDF, 181KB)
9 February 2015(PDF, 109KB) 9 February 2015(PDF, 178KB)
8 September 2014(PDF, 108KB) 8 September 2014(PDF, 93KB)
28 July 2014(PDF, 110KB) 28 July 2014(PDF, 192KB)


More Information

If you have any enquiries please contact Council's Natural Areas Coordinator on 9952 8222.


Last updated on 23 June 2017