Hume Council Tree Day Site Details

Hume Council

A pair of Black-shouldered Kite nest in the trees near the new Rosenthal native grassland reserve, in Sunbury. These beautiful birds are called Thara in the Woiwurung language of the Wurundjeri people, in the Kulin Nation. They have the unique ability to hover in the air as birds of prey, when searching for small mammals, lizards, and insects to eat. This community planting event will add lots more wildflowers and native grasses in the area of the reserve that was burnt in autumn. This will create more diverse habitats for the animals that Thara then feed on, as a rich food web. A family-friendly native wildlife display will be provided by WildlifeXposure in the adjacent park at 1 Longtan Avenue. Hear about interesting local animals, with opportunities for great photos, and if you are brave, you might even get to touch a reptile. Please register via Council's Eventbrite booking at

Wildlife Corridors Native Animal Habitat Threatened Species Urban Renewal


Sunday, 28 July 2024

10:00am to 1:30pm


Site Organiser

Melissa Doherty

RSVP Contact

Melissa Doherty


Suitable for Children


Accessible for Wheelchairs



The planting will occur in the north-western corner of the Rosenthal native grassland reserve, which was burnt in autumn as part of it's land management. Participant registration, portable toilet, catering, and wildlife display with WildlifeXposure will be in the adjacent park and playground at 1 Longtan Avenue. Please register via Council's Eventbrite booking at


All planting materials and equipment will be provided. Please wear older clothes you can get dirty knees in, with safe enclosed shoes as the site will have long grass and is rocky. Bring along a hat and rain/wind proof jacket in case the winter day is very cold. Car-parking is available on the surrounding residential streets. Public transport is available from the Sunbury Train Station by catching the 475 Bus, whose route goes alongside part of the Rosenthal native grassland reserve, from Elizabeth Drive. See Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Journey Planner. A portable toilet will be hired to be on site, and normally has 2-steps up. The closest wheelchair accessible public toilet will be at the nearby shopping centre on the corner of Elizabeth Drive and Vineyard Road.


Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks,Refreshments


Chandra Sekhar Varma Mandapati