The Bald Hills Bushies celebrated their 10th Anniversary in September 2003. The Bald Hills Bushies was founded in October 1993 and meets on the third Saturday of each month, planting and weeding to beautify and restore this once-ravaged area. The area had previously been a sand and gravel extraction site and when the company moved on there was not a blade of grass in sight. Rocks the size of a man’s fist covered the ground and the coarse sand left behind was so salty that nothing would grow. This area is now transformed into bushland with walking tracks. The transformation brought about by the Bald Hills Bushies is nothing short of amazing. Rick Natrass has told the Bushies that they have created one of the most diverse bird habitats in Brisbane..Barungwarra Bushland ReserveThere is some conjecture about the name of the area which is currently being developed by the Bald Hills Bushies. While we usually refer to the area as Barungwarra Bushland reserve, some maps name the area as St Martin's Court Park, Bald Hills. St Martins Court is a cul de sac running off Rushworth street, from which a cycle and walking track runs down to our park. Maybe it was once a Real Estate Agent’s ploy to help sell the houses but few local residents would use this name today, to identify the area.
Our MembersBald Hills Bushies meets on the third Saturday of each month at 7.00 am at the Barungwarra Bushland Reserve. We are usually finished by 9.00 AM so that it does not impact on our other personal commitments.Our members also meet socially at the Bold Café, Bald Hills Road, Bald Hills on the first Thursday of each month.