Zone 7 - Protected Slopes

Mature Brushbox trees forming a shady canopyThese areas are defined as the streets below the major ridge-lines and sheltered from the extremes of coastal or westerly winds. The soils are generally deeper than the adjacent elevated streets.

In Dover Heights and Vaucluse these are the streets on the western side sloping down to Rose Bay. In Bondi, the north facing slopes around Edward, Francis and Wellington Streets and in Bondi Junction the streets on the southern side of Birrell Street.

Streetscape Character

The streets in Dover Heights and Vaucluse generally have wide grassy footpaths with no overhead wires – ideal site conditions for establishing an avenue of low broad-domed trees.

In North Bondi and Queens Park the streets vary from wide to narrow often with low overhead wires.

Dominant Trees

Common nameBotanical name
Brushbox Lophostemon confertus
Paperbark Melaleuca quinquenervia
Hills Weeping Fig Ficus microcarpa var. 'Hillii'
Port Jackson Fig Ficus rubiginosa
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus spp
Blueberry Ash Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Tuckeroo Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia

Preferred Tree Species

SizeCommon nameBotanical name
S* Dwarf Apple Angophora hispida
Weeping Bottlebrush Callistemon viminalis
White Feather Honeymyrtle Melaleuca decora
Prickly Paperbark Melaleuca styphelioides
M* Purple-leafed Willow Myrtle Agonis flexuosa ‘After Dark’
Lemon Myrtle Backhousia citriodora
Old Man Banksia Banksia serrata
NSW Christmas Bush Ceratopetalum gummiferum
Tuckeroo Cupaniopsis anacardioides
Blueberry Ash Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Scribbly Gum Eucalyptus haemastoma
Cheese Tree Glochidion ferdinandi
Riberry Syzygium luehmannii
Watergum Tristaniopsis laurina
Waterhousea Waterhousea floribunda
L* Smooth-barked Apple Angophora costata
Cook Island Pine or New Caledonia Pine Araucaria columnaris
Norfolk Island Pine Araucaria heterophylla
Port Jackson Fig Ficus rubiginosa 
Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia
Brushbox Lophostemon confertus
Fine-leafed Paperbark Melaleuca leucadendra
Broad Leafed Paperbark Melaleuca

*Small (to 6 metres), Medium (6 to 12 metres), Large (over 12 metres)

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