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    12081: Catchment management of the Chapman River and its tributaries

    11 km of fencing will protect 115 ha of revegetation, bushland remnants, hilltops, and waterways. Courtesy Shire of Chapman Valley.
    11 km of fencing will protect 115 ha of revegetation, bushland remnants, hilltops, and waterways. Courtesy Shire of Chapman Valley.

    The Chapman River is a regionally significant waterway in terms of its ecology and social value.

    Clearing in the area for broad acre agriculture and past land management practices have led to degradation of the rivers catchment, resulting in:

    • wind and water erosion
    • declining water quality and quantity
    • loss of biodiversity
    • acidification
    • soil structure decline
    • salinity
    • colonisation of invasive flora and fauna species. 

    This project aims to improve the overall health of the Chapman River by improving land management practices in its catchment. Activities will include:

    • 11 km of fencing to protect 115 ha of revegetation, bushland remnants, hilltops, and waterways
    • revegetation of 5 ha of cleared and degraded land
    • 5 ha of weed control
    Investment: $ 50 000
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Chapman Valley
    Project duration: December 2012 - September 2013
    Location: Chapman River catchment and the catchments of its tributaries

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