Group convenor: Marina Novak

This site is on the north side of Fish Creek between Glenella Street Park and Lochinvar Lane, The Gap.

In 2010 Rob Whyte and his Walton Bridge Bushcare team started rehabilitating the site which had become overgrown with weeds.

They forged a rough track from Lochinvar Lane to Glenella Street. The area was previously farm land until the site was reclaimed as riparian bushland by Brisbane City Council and gazetted as a park.

The Brisbane Rainforest Action & Information Network (BRAIN) is now managing the project in partnership with Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) and with the help of Brisbane City Council and dedicated locals. The site is home to some significant major trees, including a Rough-Leaved Elm Aphananthe philippinensis more than 200 years old.

Fauna surveys have found possums, a Carpet Python, a very friendly Tawny Frogmouth, fig birds and lorikeets, garden skinks and also catfish, eels and turtles in the creek. Some less common species such as the Red-necked Wallaby, Water Rat, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Stony Creek Frog, Tusked Frog and Elf Skink have also been found.

Planning is underway for a bush track running along Fish Creek connecting Glenella Street to Lochinvar Lane in The Gap. The track should be completed by mid 2016.

While there is still lots of work to do, the site will eventually be rehabilitated to a riparian rainforest walk, right in the heart of The Gap where residents and visitors can glimpse the type of rainforest once fringing our local creeks.

Monthly working bees are held on the third Saturday of each month to weed and replant the site.

For more information, contact Marina Novak at marinajnovak@gmail.com


The first planting at Glenella Park in 2011