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    12046: Rehabilitation of upper Lesmurdie Falls, Mundy regional park

    Infestations of Blackberry along upper Lesmurdie creek (before treatment) blocked the flow of water feeding the falls. Courtesy G Abbey, Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls Inc.
    Infestations of Blackberry along upper Lesmurdie creek (before treatment) blocked the flow of water feeding the falls. Courtesy G Abbey, Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls Inc.

    Mundy National Park on Perth's Darling Scarp is a popular picnic and bushwalking destination, boasting a spectacular 50-metre waterfall, wildflower rich hillside heaths and sweeping views of the city below.

    This project will rehabilitate a three hectare section along upper Lesmurdie creek to Lesmurdie Falls. The site was once a fruit orchard and is highly degraded, containing a variety of weed species including flame trees and willows. Weeds are currently blocking the main feed stream to the falls.

    Bushland surrounding the rehabilitation site is in excellent condition and mostly weed free. 

    Rehabilitation works will include:

    • removal of large woody species
    • mulching with for weed suppression
    • spraying weeds
    • revegetating the creek line and surrounding area with locally native species

    These works will improve the habitat value of the area and protect surrounding bushland from the threat of weed invasion.

    This project is a joint initiative between the Department of Environment and Conservation, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, the Shire of Kalamunda and the Jillara Giants Friends Group.

    Investment: $ 24 275
    Delivery organisation: Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls Inc.
    Project duration: December 2012 - March 2014
    Location: Upper Lesmurdie Falls, Mundy Regional Park in Lesmurdie
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