Zone 8 - Sheltered Valley

Large Paperbark trees in Sheltered Gully near BronteThe hilly landscapes of Bondi and Bronte have a number of areas that could be referred to as small sheltered valleys or gullies. They are protected from the coastal influences that limit the success of tree planting; receive greater water run-off; have deeper soils and are more protected from strong winds.

Some examples are:

  • Blandford Avenue Bronte
  • Leichhardt Street Bronte
  • Cuthbert Street Queens Park
  • Varna Street Waverley

Streetscape Character

Many of these streets already benefit from having mature established trees primarily because of these improved growing conditions. The streets vary from wide to very narrow with corresponding widths of naturestrips. A number of the narrower streets have a canopy of trees that covers the width of the street.

Dominant Trees

These streets are fortunate to have a high proportion of mature large trees such as:

Common nameBotanical name
Brushbox Lophostemon confertus
Paperbark Melaleuca quinquenervia
Hills Weeping Fig Ficus microcarpa var. 'Hillii'
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
Sweet Pittosporum Pittosporum undulatum
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* Sydney Red Gum Angophora costata
Cook Island Pine or New Caledonia Pine Araucaria columnaris
White Stringybark Eucalyptus globoidea
Mugga Ironbark Eucalyptus sideroxylon
Port Jackson Fig Ficus rubiginosa
Jacaranda Jacaranda mimosifolia
Brushbox Lophostemon confertus
Fine-leafed Paperbark Melaleuca leucadendra
Broad-leaved paperbark Melaleuca quinquenervia

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

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