Create an Urban Oasis at Sir Joseph Banks Park

Teaming up with Bayside Council and NSW Ports, we’re on a mission to boost the climate resilience of Sir Joseph Banks Park – a vital natural refuge nestled within the bustling suburbs of Botany! As cities heat up and green spaces dwindle, it’s never been a better time to step up and safeguard this natural gem for both nature and the local community. 

Sir Joseph Banks Park plays a pivotal role as an urban sanctuary – a bustling hub for native plants and animals such as the Yellow-tailed black cockatoo, ringtail possums and eastern long-necked turtles. Historically, the park has faced significant environmental degradation, so we are here to give it a helping hand. 

Through this project, we’re undertaking a range of activities, including removing weeds, planting native species, constructing nest boxes, litter collection or wildlife monitoring. So, grab your gardening gloves and join us as we keep Sir Joseph Banks Park resilient, biodiverse, and thriving! 

Proudly supported by NSW Ports. 


Can’t attend events on the ground?

We know that it’s not always easy to find time to volunteer with us, so we’ve created ways for people to take action anywhere, anytime. Everyone can take part and help build resilience and adaptation to climate change!

Take action from home with our two app-led activities available on our CVA Community app:

  • Contribute to cooling your neighbourhood by planting climate-resilient native species in your backyard or on your balcony with Nature Blocks.
  • Lower your household carbon footprint by participating in the SeaToSource Plastic Waste Challenge and cutting back on your consumption of fossil fuel-based plastics.


Download the CVA Community app and get started now!


🌟 Why Become a CVA Nature Steward? 🌟

  • Inspiration: Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Empowerment: Your actions can change the course of nature.
  • Personal Connection: We speak your language and make it relatable.
  • Inclusivity: Everyone is welcome, and every contribution counts.
  • Optimism: Focus on win-win scenarios for nature and people.
  • Action-Oriented: Immediate, tangible steps you can take.
  • Fun: Enjoy the journey of making a difference.
  • Education: Learn about biodiversity and conservation while having a blast!