Truganina Explosives Reserve

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Located opposite Kooringal Golf Course on Queen Street. This reserve has a unique history, once having been a storage for explosive materials. It comprises an historic homestead and under keepers residence, adjacent to an important conservation reserve.

The original vegetation type was sheoke woodland or alkaline dune scrub, dominated by Banksia marginata - silver banksia and Allocasurina verticillata - drooping sheoke. Council is continuing with its rehabilitation works further with revegetation and weed control. The reserve also provides shelter and habitat for the endangered Altona skipper butterfly with a stand of Gahnia filum - Chaffey saw-sedge.

It is open to the public on the first Sunday of most months by tour only. Bookings are not necessary, however see the events calendar for dates and times. Dogs are not permitted in this reserve. To become involved with the Truganina Explosives Reserve Preservation Society (TERPS) contact Council on 9932 1000 or email for further information.

Restoration of Truganina Explosives Reserve houses and gardens


Truganina Explosives Reserve History



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