During the month of September, volunteers accompanied Cardinia Shire Council staff on a tour of known roadside star bush populations in Cardinia Shire. The purpose was to choose locations for “significant roadside conservation area” signage and to check on numbers. Sadly, a number of plants have been lost this year due to unseasonably hot weather in March and roadworks. The good news is that a previously undocumented plant was found in Aura Vale Rd and the rest of the colony in that area appears to be thriving. During the next couple of months, signage will be installed and vulnerable plants staked to protect them from mowing.