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    09017: Strategic tree planting and fencing along creeks and rivers

    The Geographe Catchment Council (GeoCatch) delivered large parts of this project in the South West region. Courtesy Department of Water
    The Geographe Catchment Council (GeoCatch) delivered large parts of this project in the South West region. Courtesy Department of Water

    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:

    • fencing
    • revegetation
    • 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.

    Project partners

    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

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