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    13096: Restoration of native vegetation in public areas through partnerships and plant salvage

    Development plans for the Buckingham subdivision in Collie were used to map the location of grastrees to be salvaged before clearing of the forest commenced.
    Development plans for the Buckingham subdivision in Collie were used to map the location of grastrees to be salvaged before clearing of the forest commenced.

    This project aims to develop harvesting and conditioning procedures for successfully salvaging native plants from bushland destined for clearing.

    Native plants including grass trees, snottygobbles and zamias will be salvaged from a LandCorp housing development area in Buckingham Park, Collie. Seeds and cuttings will also be collected for propagation in a local nursery.

    Plant salvage and propagation will be carried out by a Noongar work team supported by the Shire of Collie, Community Garden and Rotary Club volunteers and a local landscaping company.

    Plants salvaged during the project, plus others grown from collected seeds and cuttings, will be used to restore native vegetation in public areas in and around Collie. A native plant enterprise selling salvaged grass trees and native plant seedlings will also be established to support Noongar community activities.

    Investment: $ 42 100
    Delivery organisation: Ngalang Boodja Council Aboriginal Corporation
    Project duration: December 2013 - June 2015
    Location: Buckingham subdivision in Collie
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