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    12104: Restoring the Warradarge Creek to increase landscape connectivity in the West Midlands region

    Landscape view of Warradarge Creek, the highly bio-diverse creek is an important tributary of the Hill River. Courtesy Jennifer Bairstow, West Midlands Group.
    Landscape view of Warradarge Creek, the highly bio-diverse creek is an important tributary of the Hill River. Courtesy Jennifer Bairstow, West Midlands Group.

    Warradarge Creek is of regional significance to the West Midlands as a recreational area for bird watching and swimming. It also contains several species of rare flora.

    Widespread loss of riparian vegetation has occurred because livestock have unrestricted access to the creek.

    This project aims to work with landholders, Department of Water, Northern Agricultural Catchments Council and Shire of Coorow to protect and restore Warradarge Creek by:

    • erecting 14.5km of fencing to protect approximately 120ha of riparian vegetation, this will be done by providing incentives to landholders to enter into voluntary agreements
    • revegetating 2ha of eroded bank
    • creating site management plans detailing short and long term measures to actively conserve sites, with particular emphasis on weed control.
    Investment: $ 49 830
    Delivery organisation: West Midlands Group
    Project duration: March 2013 - October 2014
    Location: Warradarge Creek catchment, Shire of Coorow

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