Surrounding Carseldine Village is 18-hectares of bushland called The Sanctuary, Cabbage Tree Creek Bushland.

Partly nestled around The Green – the new $6.5m sport and recreation precinct, The Sanctuary adds to the active and healthy wellbeing benefits of living at Carseldine Village.

The Sanctuary is home to over 15 animal species including the squirrel glider, cockatoos and wood ducks to name a few; as well as thousands of century-old native trees.



The Sanctuary, Cabbage Tree Creek Bushland, is located just a short walk beyond The Green, with pathways alongside the
Rockpool Residential Aged Care facility.

Refer to the Carseldine Village Map here

Key facts of The Sanctuary


Over 75% of the natural bushland on the original site is retained


Over 20,000 new native trees, plants and shrubs are being planted


228 fauna nesting boxes installed

Over 15 types of animal species spotted


$470,000 investment in rehabilitation works over a 2.5 year period

The Sanctuary rehabilitation works

Five hectares of identified bushland of The Sanctuary is currently going through rehabilitation to ensure the longevity of native plants and wildlife for decades to come. The rehabilitation works were completed in August 2021, the project took approximately nine months,, and covered two vital elements of the bushland:

  • Fauna: The Sanctuary Rehabilitation works section: Fauna: over 20,000 new plants will be planted (including 5,000 native trees and 15,000 native plants and shrubs) as well as weed eradication and management.
  • Flora: installation of 228 different shape and sized fauna nesting boxes to cater to different animal species to encourage breeding.

The works are being completed by an experienced Ecomanagement Specialist company who will also be monitoring and maintaining the bushland once works are completed for a two-year period. Read more details on the rehabilitation works underway via The Sanctuary – bushland ecosystem rehabilitation flyer.