09063: Weed control in Lake Needonga

    Lake Needonga is an A-class nature reserve in the Shire of Bindoon and a haven for wildlife, including migratory birds, native fish and the long-necked turtle.

    Bridal creeper, a weed of national significance, and various woody weeds were invading the shores of the lake, particularly adjacent to walk trails. Bridal creeper was also infesting local orchards and landholders were concerned about reinfestation from the natural areas of the lake.

    With the help of funding from the State NRM Program, the Chittering Valley Land Conservation District Committee successfully removed woody weeds and bridal creeper from Lake Needonga in 2010.

    Investment: $ 10 500
    In-kind contribution: $ 5 400
    Delivery organisation: Chittering Valley Land Conservation District Committee
    Project duration: September 2010 - December 2010
    Location: Lake Needonga, Shire of Chittering

    Major project achievements

    • Mapping and spraying of bridal creeper on the shores of Lake Needonga.
    • Introduction of bridal creeper rust fungus.
    • Training of landholders in spread of the fungus.
    • Removal of woody weeds from the shore.

    Project partners

    Shire of Chittering; World Wildlife Fund; landholders adjacent to the lake; Department of Environment and Conservation

    More information

    Chittering Valley LCDC (08) 9576 0400 or

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