09061: Camm River paleo-valley rehabilitation
This project encapsulates a variety of significant cultural and natural assets associated with Wave Rock, the Camm River paleo-valley and surrounding agricultural land.
These areas are under threat from poor surface water management, which is resulting in:
- wind erosion
Such effects are causing significant decline in aesthetic and ecological values.
Various unique vegetation and fauna species are directly associated with the rock, and the adjacent Camm River paleo-valley is an important remnant corridor that extends from Lake Gounter through to Graham Rock, and includes two substantial nature reserves.
The project area also incorporates adjacent agricultural land where cropping, stock and revegetation programs will be affected, if existing salinity and wind erosion problems continue to spread.
With the help of funding from the State NRM Program, community members and landholders worked together to address wind erosion, salt degradation and the aesthetic decline of the Wave Rock Tourist Precinct, Camm River paleo-valley and adjacent farmland.
On-ground works focused on improving surface water management, such as bunding and angle levelling to spoon drains, and revegetation.
|Investment:||$ 165 000|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 57 712|
|Other contribution:||$ 37 000|
|Delivery organisation:||Hyden Lions Club|
|Project duration:||April 2010 - April 2011|
|Location:||Wave Rock, Hyden|
Major project achievements
Excess water redirected away from at-risk Wave Rock Reserve and tourist areas.
Hyden Progress Association; Wave Rock Tourism Development; Hyden Hotel/Wave Rock Enterprises; Shire of Kondinin; Mouritz Earthmoving; Darren Farmer (hydrologist); Peter Lacombe (revegetation); Landcare (Stephen Fry); Department of Water; Wheatbelt NRM; Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia; Department of Environment and Conservation