10021: Chapman River wildlife corridor regeneration – western entrance

    Chapman River. Courtesy City of Greater Geraldton
    Chapman River. Courtesy City of Greater Geraldton

    Chapman River wildlife corridor has been recognised for its conservation and recreation significance since the 1970s. However, the significance of the corridor is increasing due to:

    • changes in adjacent land-use
    • loss of 85 per cent of Geraldton's native vegetation
    • increasing recreation pressure
    • increasing illegal access
    • climate change.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, a range of community, agency and private partners will collaborate in this project to protect and regenerate the natural, cultural and social values of the wildlife corridor.

    The focus will be on the area from Spalding Park (and the upper reaches of the estuary), eastwards. Sensitive areas will be protected with the installation of gates, bollards and fencing to prevent access, and tracks will be rationalised and marked.

    At defined entrance points, information will be provided about trails, plants, weeds, ranger contact details and upcoming opportunities for community involvement.

    Investment: $ 48 700
    Delivery organisation: City of Greater Geraldton
    Project duration: August 2011 - September 2012
    Location: Chapman River wildlife corridor, Geraldton

    More information

    City of Greater Geraldton (08) 9956 6600 or

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