09043: Introduced wattle eradication South Coast

    The Grove Park public golf course in Albany was fringed with bush infested with Sydney golden wattle. The infestation was spreading into adjacent high conservation value bush (Carnaby's black-cockatoo feeding area) and threatening Torndirrup National Park.

    Local volunteers successfully removed the wattle from small reserves and road verges in suburbs surrounding the golf course. However, the size of the remaining infestation around the golf course was beyond their capacity.

    State NRM Program funds were used by the South Coast Progress Association to eradicate the remaining infestation before it spread to high conservation value bushland.

    Investment: $ 6 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 500
    Delivery organisation: South Coast Progress Association
    Project duration: June 2010 - January 2011
    Location: Grove Park public golf course in Albany

    Major project achievements

    • All Sydney golden wattle adjoining Torndirrup National Park removed.
    • 85 per cent of wattle along road verge and in golf course removed.

    Project partners

    Grove Park Golf Course

    More information

    South Coast Progress Association (08) 9844 4395

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