During the last twenty years, Cranbourne Gardens has been transformed from a sand mine and scrub to a botanic garden and nature reserve of international standing and reputation. The development of the Australian Garden, in particular, has been a momentous and hugely successful undertaking.
- The site was previously used for sand mining from as far back as the 1820’s, with private licences also issued for grazing and timber gathering
- It has since been transformed into a 363 hectare botanic garden and nature reserve of international standing
- It is recognised as a site of State significance for flora and fauna conservation, with over 25 species listed as endangered, threatened or at risk of extinction
- There are now ten kilometres of walking tracks, six kilometres of cycling tracks, a lookout tower, shelters, barbecues and picnic tables
- The Australian Garden, completed in October 2012, features approximately 170,000 plants from 1,700 plant varieties
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- New Hope Group – New Acland
- Newmont – Woodcutters (NT)
- Peabody – Wilkie Creek (QLD)
- AngloAmerican – Dawson
- Alcoa (WA)
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