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    10037: Quairading ‘Town Common’ Reserve water and revegetation

    Quairading banksia on the Quairading ‘Town Common’ Reserve. Courtesy  Cheryl Shenton, Shire of Quairading
    Quairading banksia on the Quairading ‘Town Common’ Reserve. Courtesy Cheryl Shenton, Shire of Quairading

    The Quairading 'Town Common' Reserve comprises about 50 ha on the eastern edge of the Quairading town site. The bushland has a number of species of declared rare flora.

    But over the past 10 to 20 years, salinity has emerged through a low-lying point within the reserve and has led to a loss of vegetation.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to restore the degraded areas by planting native, salt-tolerant species (such as Casuarina obesa) in a pattern that will regenerate and contain the encroaching problem. In addition, a bore will be installed to the south as a way of lowering the watertable. This bore will also act as a water supply for the town.

    Investment: $ 15 000
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Quairading
    Project duration: July 2011 - December 2012
    Location: Quairading ‘Town Common’ Reserve #21459

    More information

    Shire of Quairading, (08) 9645 1001 or qshire@wn.com.au

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