77-79 Brighton Boulevard, North Bondi
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WAVERLEY COUNCIL, SYDNEY ALLIANCE AND JEWISH SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE
26 SEPTEMBER 2022
Missing in action in many of our suburban streets even as we move into spring is an abundance of bees, butterflies and birds. Superb blue wrens, willy wagtails and yellow robins are lying low when they should be making merry. As our suburbs become more and more built up, wildlife keeps exiting and Rewild Bondi is seeking to bring our verges to life. Integral to this initiative is understory. While many of our streets contain trees and lawn there is a striking gap when it comes to the space in between. As Vicky Bachelard from Waverley Council says ‘it’s the native shrubs, perennial herbs and grasses that are critically important to insects and small birds. This understory is their refuge’.
This community inspired project is transforming barren grass verges into beautiful habitat gardens, one verge at a time, and sparking joyful conversations between neighbours who previously might not have had the opportunity to connect. Citizen science is the magical component of this project.
TREES, SHRUBS AND GRASS PLANTED
PROJECT PHOTOS @annabel_osborne_photography