Callan Park contains more tree species than New York's Central Park. Many of the trees hold important connections to Country, while others are significant historical specimens for their age and type. Protecting the living heritage of Callan Park is a priority of Greater Sydney Parklands.
From time to time, areas may be closed off to allow species to recover or to promote the growth and health of young plants. Staying off sensitive areas will ensure the park's living heritage will thrive for years to come.
Tree stump removal
Greater Sydney Parklands proposes to remove a number of tree stumps within the north-west and south-east portions of Callan Park. We have undertaken assessment of each tree stump and their ecological value, finding no signs of fauna habitat including hollows, resident fauna, and/or signs of recent fauna use were observed.
Given the project requires removal of non-habitat tree stumps, GSP intend to minimise disturbance to any surrounding native vegetation and fauna habitat, and will ensure no birds or fauna are impacted by:
- minimising disturbance to any native vegetation
- protecting the trees that will be retained that are close to the stumps to be removed in accordance with Australian Standard AS4970 – 2009 Protection of trees on development sites, during construction, operation and decommissioning of the site compound.
- visually inspecting each stump for the presence of fauna immediately prior to works
- contacting an ecologist for further advice if fauna is detected within any of the stumps prior to works
- minimising soil transportation within, into or out of the area to reduce the spread of weeds.
We appreciate your patience while this necessary work is carried out.
Bay Run works
Please be advised contractors will be undertaking minor works on the Bay Run commencing at 7.30 am on 18 August 2023.
There will be minimal disruption to Bay Run users and works will be completed by the end of the day.
Please follow the instructions issued by traffic control and contact the Callan Park mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org for any enquiries.
Greater Sydney Parklands will commence road resurfacing works in mid-June 2023 throughout Callan Park. This project will ensure improvements to road surfaces in the park, with a focus on re-levelling and the reinstatement of line markings. All works will be carried out after hours, and traffic control measures and exclusion zones will be put in place. For any enquiries, please contact the Callan Park mailbox at email@example.com.
Tree maintenance in Callan Park
Greater Sydney Parklands have received development approval to carry out essential tree maintenance at Callan Park commencing on 28 April, on 5–6 May and on an ongoing basis.
Traffic control will be in place to guide vehicles and pedestrians safely around the site.
We appreciate your patience while we carry out these works.
Callan Park Bushcare
Callan Park contains rare remnant bushland, which is being regenerated by our Bushcare volunteers.
The Bushcare group has worked for over 20 years to remove noxious weeds from areas surrounding North Crescent and Callan Point, allowing the native bush to recover, establishing Callan Park as a unique biological hotspot in the Inner West.
Callan Park Bushcare holds several working bees every month and welcomes new volunteers to join in its efforts to preserve and expand this precious patch of urban bush. To get involved, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Notice – Safety fencing at Central Green
For the safety of the community, fencing has been placed around the perimeter of Building 210, Callan Park. This is to prevent unauthorised access to keep the community safe.
We are currently working with our plumbers to provide an alternative water supply for our dog walking community to use while the fence is in place.
We ask the community to adhere to the safety measures in place and avoid attempting to enter the fenced-off area.
Thank you for your cooperation to help us keep Callan Park a safe place for all our park users.