Westbury Town Common
The Westbury Town Common is a natural flood plain that blends natural environments with open grassed spaces. Complete with view to Quamby Bluff, it provides easy walking to a central barbeque area and picturesque sites along Quamby Brook. Dogs under effective control are welcome.
The Town Common is an easy couple of minutes’ walk from the beautiful Village Green, just turn right onto King St at the Whitehouse Bakery and the car park is just down on the corner.
Over many years community groups within Westbury have worked with the support of grants and the local Council to restore the ecology along the brook. A number of projects have seen native plants established on sections of stream bank, as well as in beds near the car park to welcome visitors and provide some informal seating and shade.
Many native plants and animals and plants inhabit the Town Common, even some that are endangered species. Examples of resident threatened fauna are the Eastern Barred Bandicoot and the Green and Gold Frog. You may also note the purple loosestrife in the brook and slender waterpepper in the drainage lines – both of them threatened species. Platypuses are common in Quamby Brook, and birds that are known to visit the brook include owls and goshawks.
Please take time to relax and enjoy a walk around the Westbury Town Common, a special place that’s so accessible.
Resources and Links
Great information on bandicoots thanks to Hobart City: www.hobartcity.com.au/go/backyardbandicoots
Westbury Town Common Concept Plan