Coal Loader Community Nursery, Waverton - Bushcare Groups

Group contact
Lyn Fryer

0411 708 245
Location and meeting details

The group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 9am to 12pm at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability. 

Dates: February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25, June 8 and 22, July 13, August 10 and 24, September 14 and 28, October 12 and 26, November 9 and 23.

Groups meet between February and November, taking a break in January and December.

Meet at the northern end of the Coal Loader closest to Waterhen Drive.


Meetings that fall on a long weekend or the Boorowa tree planting trip must be confirmed by the Group Convenor.

In the event of rain, call the Group Convenor for updates.

Volunteers are required to wear enclosed shoes, a long sleeved shirt, long pants and a hat. Bring sunscreen and a full water bottle.

Getting here
Get the train: Waverton Train Station is a 10 min walk. T1 - North Shore & Western Line and T9 - Northern Line

Catch a bus: Route 265 Bay Rd at Ross St. Waverton (Stop ID 206066) & Bay Rd opp Ross St. Waverton (Stop ID 206053)

The Bushcare Community Nursery Group was formed in 2011 following the opening of the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability to produce local native plants to be used for the rehabilitation of Council's bushland reserves and to support the Bushcare programs.

Volunteers meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. They assist the Community Nursery Supervisor to undertake a variety of tasks including; sorting seed, producing cuttings, potting-up stock and maintaining the nursery facilities - a seed bank, propagation shelter, two hot houses, a shade house and hardening off benches.

Volunteers receive training and are invited to special events throughout the year. 

Participation is limited to available workspace, interested community members may contact the Bushcare Nursery Supervisor or Bushcare Officer on 9936 8100 to get involved.

The Bushcare Community Nursery is one of few mid-week Bushcare Groups provided by Council, located close to toilets and transport services.