Location: Stonegate Road, Roleystone

Assessment No: 182777

Reserve No. 39812

Comments:  Roleybushcare has worked for many years in Stonegate Reserve. In 2002 there was a possibility that the Reserve would be sold but after consultation with us this did not happen. Roleybushcare (alias the Roleystone Dieback Action Group) worked with the Reserve's neighbouring residents. Dieback Treatment is carried out on the Reserve. This is a chore undertaken every 4 to 5 years in spring or summer. The Friends of Stonegate Reserve worked hard to remove the many Lucerne trees and introduced plants. they also removed masses of rubbish. We plant seedlings in the winter. Our main problem is to combat the weeds. The City of Armadale's Bush Crew now work in the Reserve and Roleybushcare liases with them. This Reserve was part of a larger property. There is a pad down the right side of the Reserve where the old house stood. Remnants of old crockery have can sometimes be found there.  Also near the front on Stonegate Road, there is a cement slab which covers an old well.

The 2012 fire made us all aware of the important of fuel loads in the Reserve so in October of that year, Roleybushcare was approached by some of the neighbouring families with their concerns. We all decided to clear most of the dead shrubs in the Reserve to lower the fire hazard. This was done with the approval of the City's Environment Officer who also arranged for the huge pile of wood to be removed by the City of Armadale. The Reserve looked great and everyone was happy.

 stonegate sign

stonegate map