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    10014: Nicholson Road bushland restoration and weed management

    Vegetation of Nicholson Road bushland. Courtesy South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare
    Vegetation of Nicholson Road bushland. Courtesy South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare

    Nicholson Road bushland is a Bush Forever site (site no. 456) located between Nicholson Road and Roe Highway in Langford. It has conservation status and is connected to the nearby Tom Bateman wetlands by a fauna tunnel under the highway.

    The bushland is fenced but is heavily infested with weeds in parts and requires restoration.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to develop a vegetation management plan to help plan weed control and focus restoration efforts.

    Vegetation will be mapped and habitat assessed to define the best areas to commence works. On-ground works will include weed control and revegetation using local provenance species to increase shade where appropriate and to reintroduce root structure into disused tracks.

    Investment: $ 43 585
    In-kind contribution: $ 7 640
    Delivery organisation: South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare
    Project duration: July 2011 - September 2012
    Location: Nicholson Road Bushland, between Nicholson Road and Roe Highway at the southern end of High Road, Langford

    Major project achievements

    • Successful and ongoing invasive grass and weed control.

    • Creation of a vegetated corridor that connects Tom Bateman wetlands with the Roe Highway fauna tunnel.

    • Revegetation with the use of 4, 000 seedlings to the site.

    • Community engagement and involvement through activities such as Clean Up Australia Day.

    Lessons Learnt

    • Full funding and excess grants have been allocated and contribute greatly to the success of the project.

    • Prior to projects, all costs should be identified to effectively complete the project.

    • Lack of community interest prevents further success.

    Project partners

    Western Australian Planning Commission; South East Regional Centre of Urban Landcare; Conservation Volunteers Australia; Bannister Creek Catchment Group.

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