Living Connections

If you live in Tamarama or Bronte and have a patch of green to call your own, then join this free Council program and turn your garden into a natural oasis for you and small wildlife.

Our habitat corridors are extremely fragmented making it hard for wildlife to move around to feed and reproduce. Our small birds like the Superb fairy-wren and the New Holland honey-eater are now confined to the coastal reserves and rarely seen in our gardens. Private gardens hold the key for reconnecting habitat and creating a healthy thriving neighbourhood.

  • Receive customised expert advice and free native plants
  • Learn how to create a garden sanctuary for small birds
  • Contribute to a healthy green neighbourhood where birds can thrive.

To join email Vicky Bachelard 

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*Currently only for Tamarama and Bronte area.

NSW gov logo This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.


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    commented on Living Connections 2020-04-14 07:35:11 +1000
    Hi Vicky,

    As I am a Bronte resident with a large garden, a friend sent me the Waverley Council Living Connections email. I am interested in making contact, as for some time I have been concerned at the diminishing bird diversity in my area. My home is in Bronte Rd, and my garden is an extension of Bronte Gully, so is definitely a wildlife corridor from the gully to the beach.

    I have lived here for about 23 years and for many years there was an incredible diversity of birds that visited my garden. As there are a variety plants including bushes and trees, many native, I believe it is not the vegetation that is the problem, but an increase in the number of aggressive birds (Noisy Minor and Butcher birds) that have driven the other species away. I have actually seen this in action over the years. As these birds have no predators, their numbers have increased and as a result, the other birds which live and visit the garden, have decreased. So I write to you to see if there is a solution to this problem?

    Kind Regards,