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    11026: Rehabilitation of Aquila and Carty reserves

    An infestation of typha occidentalis was removed from Carty Reserve in preparation for revegetation with native rushes and sedges. Courtesy Chittering Valley Land Conservation District Committee
    An infestation of typha occidentalis was removed from Carty Reserve in preparation for revegetation with native rushes and sedges. Courtesy Chittering Valley Land Conservation District Committee

    Scientific names

    Carnaby's black-cockatoo: Calyptorhynchus latirostris

    Bullrush: typha occidentalis

    Carty Reserve is vested in the Shire of Chittering and runs adjacent to Great Northern Highway for about 2km. It contains habitat trees for the Carnaby's black-cockatoo and a waterway that is a tributary to the nationally significant Chittering Lakes.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project aims to revegetate degraded areas within the reserve to enhance food and nesting sources for the cockatoo. It will also restore natural flow to the waterway by removing an illegal gully dam and an infestation of typha occidentalis. The waterway will then be revegetated with rushes and sedges.

    Aquila Reserve joins Carty Reserve at the junction of Hart Drive. The waterway flows from this junction to the Chittering Lakes. Rushes and sedges will be established in wet areas around the dams on Aquila Reserve.

    Investment: $ 42 500
    Delivery organisation: Chittering Valley Land Conservation District Committee
    Project duration: February 2012 - December 2012
    Location: Aquilla Reserve adjacent to Hart Drive and Carty Reserve adjacent to Great Northern Highway, Chittering
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