13107: Avondale flora and fauna plan implementation (stage 2)

    Avondale Reserve is located in the north eastern corner of Avondale Farm in the western-central wheatbelt Shire of Beverley.

    The 50ha reserve is situated between the Avon and Dale Rivers in a landscape of rolling hills, fertile paddocks, granite outcrops and remnant bushland. Its vegetation is in very good to excellent condition; botanists and zoologists have highlighted the value of this rare piece of granite outcrop habitat.

    This project aims to protect and enhance the reserve by delivering on several recommendations made in the 'Avondale Master Plan 2011'.

    Project activities include:

    • upgrading gates to stop kangaroos entering the reserve from surrounding farmland
    • controlling feral foxes, cats and rabbits
    • controlling cape weed, corkscrew, cape tulip and doublegees
    • upgrading a walk trail and installing interpretative and directional signs
    • revegetating two hectares around the perimeter of the reserve to act as a buffer to farm-land weeds.
    Investment: $ 14 000
    Delivery organisation: Avondale Farm Project Association Inc
    Project duration: February 2014 - November 2015
    Location: Avondale Reserve, Avondale Farm, Beverley
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