Duffys Forest is home to approximately 125 families and is one of the smallest suburbs in Sydney. A further 50 families live in rural Terrey Hills. Most residents choose to live here for the great lifestyle offered by living in a semi rural area surrounded by the Ku-ring-gai National Park and it’s beautiful waterways. Through the work of the DFRA , we strive to:
- Maintain the country village atmosphere by holding community events.
- Protect our beautiful bushland and waterways by raising awareness of invasive weeds that have a detrimental affect on the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
- Facilitate the control of invasive weed species by utilizing cash grants offered by various regulatory bodies.
- Maintain and improve access to the surrounding bushland through trail development and maintenance.
- Refurbish and build public horse facilities such as Anembo and Kinka Road horse arenas by obtaining and utilizing cash grants,
- Support our local rural fire brigade with annual donations
- Maintain a mutually respectful relationship with the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council through an ongoing bush regeneration project at Waratah Park. This project has engaged the wider community and currently attracts interest from well outside the area.
- Maintain a residents database which can be used to alert residents in the case of emergency
- Liaise with Northern Beaches Council over possible developments that may affect the amenity of the area.
This work is only possible with the support of an active and interested community. Horse facilities, walking trails and weed free waterways benefit the whole community. Membership fees are $50/year for Household membership(2 voting rights) and $25/year Individual Membership subject to approval.
This small cost covers administration fees and ensures that the maximum money raised at our annual Christmas Party can be donated to support the Duffys Forest Rural Fire Brigade.