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    12092: Protecting the biodiversity and integrity of the Torndirrup Nature Reserve from environmental weed threats

    Torndirrup Nature Reserve surrounding Albany Racing Club is home to several threatened species.
    Torndirrup Nature Reserve surrounding Albany Racing Club is home to several threatened species.

    Torndirrup Nature Reserve, located next to the Albany Racing Club on the south coast, provides a pocket of critical habitat for threatened species of the region including quokka, dibbler and western ringtail possum.

    Large infestations of invasive weeds, Sydney golden wattle and Victorian tea tree, on the boundary of the reserve are threatening its health and biodiversity.

    This projects aims to protect the reserve by:

    • basal trunk spraying all visible Sydney golden wattle and Victoria tea tree
    • spraying re-growth of these weeds
    • revegetating weeded areas
    • inspecting the area annually to detect and remove any new weeds.

    South Coast NRM, Department of Parks and Wildlife, Shire of Albany, and an Indigenous works team will provide technical and physical support to the project.

    Investment: $ 38 250
    Delivery organisation: Albany Racing Club
    Project duration: December 2012 - December 2014
    Location: Albany Racing Club and Torndirrup Nature Reserve, Albany

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