South West Sector

The South West Sector comprises the low, flat area bordered to the north by the ancient sand dune ridge, to the west by Wilson’s Rd and to the south by the Bunurong Coastal Reserve. A small farm dam nestles at the south eastern end of the sector.

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Looking south over the flat south west sector toward the Bunurong Coastal Reserve.

Currently, the area is dominated by exotic grass pasture, bracken and coastal wattle on the ridge. The plan is to restore the flat area as a damp/wet heathland with a modified fuel buffer on the sand dune ridge to the north.

This sector is a great location for observing kangaroo, wallaby, echidna and wombat emerging from the coastal reserve. The bird species include many small birds along the coastal reserve border, freshwater birds in the damp areas and small farm dam, and it is a popular area for raptors, particularly for hovering raptors such as Nankeen Kestrel and Black-winged Kite.

The small farm dam area is a wildlife hotspot through which a major pathway flows for native animals to venture from the Bunurong Coastal Reserve into The Cape estate, especially into the restored creekline habitat area.

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The flat area of the South West Sector looking south east along the ancient sand dune ridge with Bunurong Coastal Reserve to the right. The small dam is tucked away at the far end of the flat grassy area.

The high point at the western end of the ridge line is to be developed into an observation park with panoramic views to Cape Liptrap in the east and Cape Woolamai to the west.

Looking south west over the South West Sector along the ancient sand dune ridge toward Wilson’s Rd with Bunurong Coastal Reserve to the left. The furthest high point on the dune ridge is to become an observation park.

Nature Observations around The Cape

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