Surveys of residents of Northern Beaches show that bushland and
beaches are the most valued attributes of this area.
The landscape around Narrabeen Lagoon and in the catchment is undulating
- providing stunning vistas.
Very few cities in the world and certainly none in Australia, can
boast 57sq kms of lagoon and catchment - so much of it still bushland
- within its boundaries.
Lagoon water quality has improved over the last 30 years but is
dependent upon having natural bushland in the catchment above it.
sailing, rowing are all available at Narrabeen Lagoon in addition
to picnics and barbecues along the shores.
in low impact recreation in the bushland - such as birdwatching,
bushwalking and photography.
from all over Sydney to enjoy the Lagoon and its catchment.
The bushland in the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment supports a wide range
of threatened species such as Grevillea caleyi, Tetratheca glandulosa,
Koalas, Eastern Bentwing bat, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Spotted-tailed
Quoll, Heath Monitor, Powerful Owl, Osprey, Regent Honeyeater, Black
cultural sites: Narrabeen Lagoon and its catchment provided
Aboriginal people with a trading surplus of shells, pigments and
clays. They created artworks, middens and markings that give clues
to areas where important cultural ceremonies took place. The Aboriginal
cultural significance in this bushland continues to provide inspiration
into the twenty-first century.
to Air quality: All citizens of Sydney benefit from the fresh
air created by the bushland in this area.