Development of sports fields at Westleigh Park

By Dr Sue Bowen, uploaded Heather Miles

Here is a submission prepared by our North Shore Group on the development of the sports field at Westleigh Park. The site has high quality containing threatened communities (Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest and Duffys Forest) and rare plants (Melaleuca deanei, Tetratheca glandulosa, Epacris purpurascens and Darwinia biflora). There is also an area of critically endangered Bluegum High Forest (Dog Pound Creek) adjacent to the site. 

The submission raises important planning considerations for Hornsby Council consideration including bushland protection, bike tracks, waste water, use of synthetic turf, and construction considerations. 

See submission Westleigh Park Australian Plants Society Submission 10.5.21