Explosives Reserve & H.C. Press Park Draft Reserve Action Plan

Consultation has concluded

Willoughby City Council welcomes your feedback on this newly created Draft Reserve Action Plan. Please leave your comments below in the survey section.

Explosives Reserve derives its name from once being a buffer zone for the explosives magazines at Bantry Bay. H.C. Press Park is named after Mr Henry Christian Press who developed a picnic ground and a dance hall, called the Palmer Pleasure Grounds, on the tip of the peninsula and a wharf on the southern shore around 1910. Combined both reserves comprise of a largely intact 35-hectare area of remnant bushland in the suburb of Castle Cove, located within the Middle Harbour catchment. The reserve location is identified on the Places tab below.

This bushland is home to some of Willoughby's most diverse plant species that provide food and habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Explosives & H.C. Press are a valuable link in the chain of vegetation that extends from H.D. Robb Reserve to the west, continuing south to North Arm Reserve and further to the Castlecrag Northern Escarpment, and across Bantry Bay from Garrigal National Park.

All community members who leave a comment will receive a response at the conclusion of the community consultation period.

Willoughby City Council welcomes your feedback on this newly created Draft Reserve Action Plan. Please leave your comments below in the survey section.

Explosives Reserve derives its name from once being a buffer zone for the explosives magazines at Bantry Bay. H.C. Press Park is named after Mr Henry Christian Press who developed a picnic ground and a dance hall, called the Palmer Pleasure Grounds, on the tip of the peninsula and a wharf on the southern shore around 1910. Combined both reserves comprise of a largely intact 35-hectare area of remnant bushland in the suburb of Castle Cove, located within the Middle Harbour catchment. The reserve location is identified on the Places tab below.

This bushland is home to some of Willoughby's most diverse plant species that provide food and habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Explosives & H.C. Press are a valuable link in the chain of vegetation that extends from H.D. Robb Reserve to the west, continuing south to North Arm Reserve and further to the Castlecrag Northern Escarpment, and across Bantry Bay from Garrigal National Park.

All community members who leave a comment will receive a response at the conclusion of the community consultation period.

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  • Council would like to know what makes Explosives Reserve or H.C. Press Park special to you? 

    Maybe you like to walk among the wildflowers, find a peaceful spot to relax or walk through to another connected bushland reserve.  

    How do you spend your time at Explosives Reserve or H.C. Press Park? 

    Do you have any comments to make regarding the Draft Reserve Action Plan?

    Council would like to know what makes Explosives Reserve or H.C. Press Park special to you? 

    Maybe you like to walk among the wildflowers, find a peaceful spot to relax or walk through to another connected bushland reserve.  

    How do you spend your time at Explosives Reserve or H.C. Press Park? 

    Do you have any comments to make regarding the Draft Reserve Action Plan?