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Central Coast District Group


The Australian Plants Society Central Coast Group meets monthly from February to November in 2021. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Meetings are usually held at Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Road, Kariong. 

There is a $2 entry cost to the hall to help defray costs.

Bookings must be made to attend this meeting. THIS WILL enable the group to follow Covid 19 regulations. Please see our home page for more information.

thank you for your understanding.

Next meeting


Friday 12 February 2021


7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start


Neil Bevege


The Budgewoi Beach Dunecare Story - 25 years of taking the sand mining degraded dunes system back to their natural state.


Phillip House, 21 Old Mount Penang Road, Kariong.


Budgewoi Beach Dunecare was set up in 1995 after the rutile mining of the 1980s and 1990s to help restore the stability and natural environment of the dune system.

Since its inception a small group of volunteers has transformed 2 km of Budgewoi Coastline from a degraded weed infested, sand mined wasteland into a balanced coastal ecosystem.

Budgewoi Beach Dunecare has been instrumental in successfully implementing innovative restoration techniques.

Neil joined the Budgewoi Beach Dunecare in 2016 as a member of the dune rehabilitation team.  With a planned heavy programme of planting in the dunes system, in 2018 he took on responsibility for plant propagation.

He is a keen gardener, growing mostly local provenance plants at his home at Kanwal.

It is essential to register your intention to attend the meeting please.  Please contact Joan Harden at or phone 4325 3807.

Plant Sales for Members Only

We will be bringing plants for sale to all meetings this year.  They will all be in 3.5" / 9cm square, large forestry tubes and will cost $8 each.

Map of normal meeting place


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