Duffy's Forest, NSW, Australia
Waratah Park Nature Reserve Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the Iconic home of Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, and the location of the hit 1960’s TV series. Located at Duffy’s Forest in Sydney, this beautiful 13 hectare property is under constant threat of development. Our group is dedicated to making sure that this does not happen. We do not want to see another piece of Australian history lost to development. As one supporter has aptly said “Knocking down Waratah Park would be like knocking down the Opera House”.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Another encouraging email today!

Hi Penny,
Your email was forwarded for me from Sydney Wildlife World. I run the Conservation Fund at the Sydney Aquarium. We always want to encourage the members of the community to be active in protecting environment. Please, email me direct and we can discuss the ideas.

Kind Regards, Maija Honkavaara

A good point raised by a Manly Daily reader...

What is wrong with the Lands Department?  Why didn’t the lease specify that the land must be used for Tourist Facilities that includes caring for all native animals on the site and that the lease will be automatically terminated if such care is not best practice.

Doco on the ABC for Skippy!


Monday, August 24, 2009

Reply to one of my emails...

Dear Penny
Thank you for your email. We have been in contact with Rob Stokes office and will be given a report on the meeting outcome.
Kind regards


What this place could be..

A Wildlife Sanctuary, with a Sensory Garden, Aboriginal education centre, Eco garden , wildflower garden, and a small wetlands area. The possibilities are endless..

Just Please not another lot of housing!!


In between Friday and Now I have also emailed a few other people and am still waiting responses..

Taronga Park Zoo
Fetherdale Wildlife Park
Mike Baird (MP for Manly)

And a few others.

Friday 21st August, 2009

Today I contacted several people in relation to being able to save the Park.
The first person I contacted was a representative of Prudentia Investments.
Had a long chat with him in regards to what was going on but got the feeling that
they are not to bothered about the whole thing. Was told that they are open to ideas
of how to best use the site, that they had put forward some planning to the council and had been rejected.
So I rang council, had a lovely long chat with a guy there, only to discover we have a little bit of conflicting information.
I decided then that I needed more help so I contacted the MP that is in charge of that area.
He is on Leave till the 31st.. so I have to wait.

Saving Waratah

I was saddened the other day to read that Waratah Park was in danger of being lost to the Northern Beaches. This has prompted me in to action.

The link below details the beginning of this story...


Waratah Park Nature Reserve Foundation