Blue Mountains City Council

Threatened Species
Threatened Species

Giant Dragonfly (Courtesy Xuela Sledge, National Parks and Wildlife Service)

Threatened Species: Megalong Valley Bottlebrush

Callistemon megalongensis (Megalong Valley Bottlebrush) of which less than 2000 individuals exist.



Threatened Species in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains Local Government Area contains approximately 10 percent of the listed threatened species in New South Wales. The high percentage is a function of the high biodiversity of the area, the large number of endemic species and the ongoing impacts of urban development such as land clearing, urban runoff, sedimentation, habitat disturbance, and weed invasion. Blue Mountains City Council is committed to reversing this situation through sensitive urban planning, a strong environmental program, and targeted SV2 Environment Levy funded projects and by fostering community involvement in biodiversity conservation through the Bushcare, Landcare, Swampcare and Bush Backyards programs.

Blue Mountains City Council employs an Environmental Scientist who delivers an annual threatened species recovery program in collaboration with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage “Save our Species” program, which focuses on threatened species which are endemic (i.e. only occurring in the Blue Mountains) or that have a stronghold in the Blue Mountains including the Blue Mountains Water Skink, the Giant Dragonfly, the Dwarf Mountain Pine, Callistemon megalongensis (the Megalong Valley Bottlebrush), Persoonia acerosa and Pultenaea glabra.

How can you help?

Join your local Bushcare, Swampcare or Landcare group  or phone Monica Nugent on 4780 5528. Alternatively, click here for more information. 

Plant a bush friendly garden without invasive species and control weeds on your property. For more information check out

Volunteer Opportunities - Contact the BMCC Bushcare Coordinator on 4780 5528 to see if there are any current projects for volunteers.

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