Bushland Friendly Nursery Scheme

This scheme was initiated by the North Coast Weed Advisory Committee (NCWAC) and was funded by the NSW EPA Environmental Trust.

Seventeen councils from Tweed to Taree agreed to exclude the use of environmental weeds in new developments and their own landscaping. They also promoted participating nurseries who encouraged the public to plant local native alternatives and help stop the spread of destructive weeds.

What are environmental weeds?

A weed is any plant which is growing in the wrong place. Environmental weeds are plant which, through various methods of distribution and proliferation have become a threat to the survival of native plants and animals.

Environmental weeds and their native alternatives.

What is a Bushland Friendly Nursery?

It is a nursery which has made a commitment not to locally sell, propagate or knowingly distribute BFNS environmental weeds.

Participating Councils

Ballina Shire, Bellingen Shire, Tweed Shire, Richmond Valley, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour Shire, Kyogle Shire, Hastings Shire, Greater Taree Shire, Pristine Waters Shire, Byron Shire, Kempsey Shire, Lismore City, Nambucca Valley Shire,  Tenterfield Shire.


The Seedling House Union Street, South Lismore 02 6621 7305
Firewheel Rainforest Nursery 387 Dorroughby Road, Dorroughby 02 6689 5246
Spirit of the Rainforest McHughes Creek Road, South Arm, via Bowraville 02 6564 7426