14070: Black Creek biodiversity and water quality improvement project

    Black Creek is a resource enhancement wetland comprised of a series of compensating basins that receive stormwater runoff generated by the Welshpool industrial area and surrounding road network. The wetland is situated in Bush Forever site 283 in Queens Park Regional Open Space and treats stormwater runoff before it enters downstream environments including Woodlupine Brook, Yule Brook and the Canning River.

    This project aims to control environmental weeds and remove sediment from the overflow basins of Black Creek to enhance waterbird habitat, reduce sedimentation, increase bio-filtering and improve water quality flowing into downstream environments. Excavation, herbicide and manual handling will remove weeds whilst 2000 plants will be installed to maintain the integrity of the fringing vegetation and basin.

    Investment: $ 35 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 99 057
    Delivery organisation: City of Canning
    Project duration: March 2015 - August 2016
    Location: Cannington; City of Canning; Swan Region

    Purpose of project

    To reduce weeds, revegetate and improve water quality in the basin.

    Project partners

    Friends of Queens Park Bushland

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