09017: Strategic tree planting and fencing along creeks and rivers
The health of several high-value waterways in the South West, South Coast and Mid West-Gascoyne regions of WA is at risk due to surrounding land-use pressures.
With funding from the State NRM Program, the Department of Water worked with local community groups to help protect these waterways. Activities included:
- stock management
- foreshore condition assessment.
|Investment:||$ 515 860|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 84 780|
|Delivery organisation:||Department of Water|
|Project duration:||December 2009 - June 2011|
|Location:||Focus waterways: South West (Buayanyup River), South Coast (Culham, Wilson, Wellstead, Torbay) and Mid West (Hill River) regions|
Major project achievements
- Fencing (19.5 km), 7 ha of riparian revegetation and 38 ha of weed control carried out along Culham, Wilson and Torbay inlets and Wellstead Estuary. Four community educational events were also held.
- Fencing (15 km), 4 ha riparian revegetation and 23 ha of weed control carried out along the Buayanyup River.
- Fencing (23 km), 17 ha of revegetation and weed control, and 100 bollards installed near the mouth of the Hill River.
GeoCatch; Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee; Fitzgerald Biosphere Group; Esperance Regional Forum; Torbay Catchment Group; Ravensthorpe Ag Initiative Network; West Midlands Group; Jurien Bay Coastcare volunteers; Department of Mines and Petroleum; Shire of Dandaragan; Nicole Siemon and Associates; landowners along Hill River