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Location & Description
Kundibah Reserve is a bushland Reserve of 1.8ha with access between 9 & 10 Wyanga Avenue, 20 & 21 Georgina Avenue and adjacent to 24 Kundibah Road, Elanora Heights.
The unformed portion of Kundibah Road is the eastern extent of the Reserve that consists of a large escarpment and natural bushland.
Walking Tracks & Access
There are walking tracks within the Reserve connecting access from Wyanga Road and Georgina Avenue and another connecting to Morandoo Road. This track runs through a private lot as there is no public access way from Morandoo Road.
The vegetation at Kundibah Reserve is Hawkesbury Sandstone Open-forest with dominant species being Smooth-barked Apple and Sydney Peppermint.
This Reserve acts as a local refuge for animals due to the heavily modified habitat in the surrounding residential area. It can be viewed as a “stepping stone” for animals moving between the larger habitat areas of Garigal National Park and Ingleside - Warriewood. The important of such refuges is exemplified by the recent capture of a tiger quoll nearby.
Common species are also favoured by the habitat type present in the Reserve. For example, smaller birds such as Superb Fairy Wrens and pardalotes are able to nest in the thick bush areas of the Reserve. The Reserve features a creek, rock outcrops and a diverse and thick vegetative cover - all features favourable to reptiles such as the eastern water skink and frogs.
- it protects an example of the bushland of Elanora Heights in a similar condition to that which occurred when the area was first visited by Europeans
- it protects a remnant thin band of rainforest which includes locally significant species, Hard Corkwood
- it contributes to the landscape quality of Elanora Heights
- it provides a record of the original landscape and the changes wrought by settlement and development
- its acts as a local refuge for animals especially the threatened Tiger Quoll and Powerful Owl and is a “stepping stone” between larger areas of habitat due to its diversity of flowering sandstone and rainforest native species
- it is a contact point with nature for residents and an education resources
- it allows urban residents to undertake walking and scenic viewing in an enclosed bushland setting.