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    10055: Integrated property management to contain salinity and protect riparian land (Gordon River) on Tamar Farms

    The Gordon River flows through Tamar Farms. Courtesy Southern Agricultural Indigenous Landholder Services
    The Gordon River flows through Tamar Farms. Courtesy Southern Agricultural Indigenous Landholder Services

    Tamar Farms are owned by the Tambellup Noongar Land Aboriginal Corporation. The land is connected to the corporation's history and used by the Indigenous community for cultural, social and recreational reasons.

    The farmland is seen as an asset to provide future employment and as a place for corporation members to live. The Gordon River flows through and adjoins parts of the farms.

    This project is the continuation of a decade of effort to rehabilitate the area and improve the biodiversity and health of the soil by reducing salinity and enhancing the river and adjacent land.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, the final section of fencing on the farms will be constructed as part of this project, offering complete protection to the Gordon River from stock access.

    Two tributaries, saline areas and remnant bushland will also be fenced and the most severely affected areas will be enhanced with native revegetation. Infestations of bridal creeper will also be treated.

    Investment: $ 45 300
    Delivery organisation: Tambellup Noongar Land Aboriginal Corporation
    Project duration: October 2011 - December 2012
    Location: Tamar Farms, Tambellup, 130 km north-east of Albany
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