If you were around Flat Rock Gully, Naremburn today you would have noticed lots of Willoughby Girls High School (WGHS) geography students, clipboards in hand, exploring the Gully for clues about its past, present and future uses.
Willoughby Council staff were on hand to provide information about the site’s past as a bush valley, a rubbish tip and now as a wildlife refuge and site for community enjoyment.
As part of the learning exercise, WEPA members Meredith Foley and John Moratelli were present, at different times of the day, to speak with the students about the potential impacts of the proposed Beaches Link car tunnel project on Flat Rock Gully and the surrounding neighbourhood.
We both found it quite fun to talk with the girls and encourage them to ask questions about the site and its use in the future.
WEPA thanks WGHS teachers Mathew Palmer and Grace Tyerman for their kind invitation to us to participate.