Nature’s Hidden Gem!

Joseph Banks Native Plant Reserve – Picnic Area and Pond Upgrade, Kirrawee
Sutherland Shire Council

Set amongst natural bushland with tall, captivating tree canopies, this enticing and hidden gem is one to behold and treasure! The suspended timber deck with amble tables and seating, provides a uniqueness for all to enjoy, unseen in most reserves. Adjacent to the extensive deck is a state of the art all-access BBQ, shelter and seating areas.

The rejuvenation of the picnic and pond areas was an initiative undertaken by Sutherland Shire Council which aimed to improve BBQ, seating, tables and shelter facilities, together with creating a pathway system with new all-ability access routes to reach these areas. This aim was achieved with the highest quality workmanship and will be enjoyed for years to come.

The works undertaken included environmental safeguards, set out and level control, demolition, excavation, drainage, concrete pathways, furniture and BBQ installation, sandstone retaining walls, timber decking, electrical connections to the BBQ and planting.

Established in 1969, as a tribute to Sir Joseph Banks, and covering 2.2 hectares, the Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve is one of only a few specialised gardens in Sydney devoted entirely to Australian native plants.