Burnt Bridge Creek
Burnt Bridge Creek is one of three freshwater feeder creeks for the Manly Lagoon catchment.
The Creek winds its way from Clontarf Street up at North Balgowlah through Balgowlah and down into Manly Vale where it enters Manly Lagoon beside Manly Golf Club. The 3 kilometre Creek passes through many differing landuses including: residential, industrial, business, roadways, golf courses, sports fields, parks and bushland.
Manly and Warringah Council both manage one side of the Creek as it acts as a Council border.
Over the past 10 years Manly’s side of Burnt Bridge Creek has gradually been revamped under many differing Manly Council projects mostly funded from Councils Environment Levy which as seen the following improvements:
- Planting of thousands of native seedlings on a yearly basis
- Substantial weed control on a weekly basis
- Education programs to change behaviors of residents living in the area
- Street sweeping to reduce pollutants and increase water quality
- Installation of interpretive signage
- Walking/cycle path upgrades.
So feel free to follow the walkway/cycleway along the creek from top to bottom and enjoy all the changes now and in years to come.
To help improve Burnt Bridge Creek further, become a volunteer bush regenerator or water quality monitorer. For further information on how to get involved in these activities call our Community Volunteer Coordinator on (02) 9976 1658.
2011 Burnt Bridge Creek Photography Competition
To coincide with the Burnt Bridge Creek Integrated Restoration Project currently underway, Manly and Warringah Councils invited all photographers to enter the Burnt Bridge Creek – The Life Spring of Manly Photography Competition. The competition was designed to encourage photographers of all abilities to capture the uniqueness, beauty and diversity of our natural environment, and raise awareness and appreciation of Burnt Bridge Creek and its important role as a catchment for Manly Lagoon.
To see the entries and ultimate winners, click here
* Banner photo courtesy of James Goff