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Thursday, April 05, 2018

Environmental Grants

NSW Environmental Trust Grant - Habitation restoration along the lower Parramatta River estuary

Bedlam Bay Planting

Hunter’s Hill Council in conjunction with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Habitat Network recently received a 3 year NSW Environmental Trust Grant to strategically approach habitat restoration at a landscape level along the lower Parramatta River estuary.

Bushcare groups and bush regeneration contractors will be working across five reserves in the Hunter's Hill LGA i.e. Clarkes Point, Kellys Bush, Gladesville Reserve, Betts Park and Parramatta River Regional Park. These reserves form part of a regionally significant biodiversity corridor. Bush regeneration works will improve ecological connectivity between bushcares sites and restore Endangered Ecological Communities (EECs) under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 i.e.Coastal Saltmarsh and Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest. The project involves improving habitat for fauna in particular small birds.

In addition it is hoped that the project will engage the local community particularly increase volunteer numbers and community awareness and involvement including encouraging adjoining residents to plant suitable habitat in their gardens.

If you would like to more information on the project, would like to join a bushcare group or help plant habitat in these reserves, please contact Council’s Bushland staff on Ph: 9879 9439 or email: jdarcy@huntershill.nsw.gov.au.

When & where

The next scheduled planting is:

Bedlam Bay (meet at Campbell Drive near the toilet block)
Saturday 5 May 2018
9.30 am to 11.30am

Community Grants

Riverglade Reserve

Tarban Creek Community Action Group (active since 1997) has recently received community funding for bush regeneration works to address threats from invasive weeds and vines including Weeds of National Significance, along the northern slope of Tarban Creek. Tarban Creek bushland is an important wildlife corridor and is habitat to a Grey-headed Flying-fox colony and Powerful Owls.

Bush regeneration works are being carried out by bush regeneration contractors and bushcare volunteers in Coastal Saltmarsh (an Endangered Ecological Community) and adjoining creekline bushland. In addition the project hopes to engage local residents with a community planting day to increase habitat and biodiversity to be held late next year.

Buffalo Creek Reserve

Friends of Buffalo Creek Reserve and the Great North Walk has recently received community funding for bush regeneration works in Buffalo Creek Reserve as well as an education program aimed at local residential properties upstream and adjoining the reserve which are a source of invasive weeds.

Bush regeneration works are being carried out by bush regeneration contractors and bushcare volunteers in three Endangered Ecological Communities i.e. Coastal Saltmarsh, Swamp Oak Floodplain Forest and Sydney Freshwater Wetlands and adjoining bushland areas.

This project will engage local residents to increase awareness of their impact on local habitat and recruit new Bushcare volunteers. An educational resource will be developed which will include photos of native residential gardens, a list of suitable local native plants and and where residents can source them.

These projects are supported by Greater Sydney Local Land Services using funds from the Australian Government under the National Landcare Programme.

NSW LocalLandServicesNationalLandcareProgramme
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