14140: Renewable and sustainable fencing practices of remnant vegetation at Marlee Reserve

    Marlee Reserve is the City of Mandurah's premier nature bushland reserve. The 48ha reserve was the City's first bushland-buyback in 2006 under its Bushland Protection Strategy. The City invested heavily in the initial purchase of the land and continues to fund ongoing restoration of the bushland.

    The reserve supports numerous plant and animal species that are under threat or endangered including Carnaby's black cockatoo, quenda, phascogale, long-necked turtles, numerous species of endemic frog and tuart forest.

    Past restoration works in the reserve have been hampered by rabbits and kangaroos that consistently graze and uproot newly planted seedlings.

    This project proposes to use temporary fencing custom made to exclude rabbits and kangaroos. The fencing will be used to protect 1ha revegetated sites for two years before being moved to another revegetation site within the reserve.

    Investment: $ 24 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 36 934
    Delivery organisation: City of Mandurah
    Project duration: January 2015 - December 2015
    Location: Mandurah; Peel-harvey

    Purpose of project

    Renewable and sustainable fencing practices of remnant vegetation, for protection of 1ha  of revegetation from grazing kangaroos and rabbits.

    Major project achievements

    • Successful design and manufacture of temporary fence panels with W.A Temporary Fence
    • Successful partnership with Green Army to install the lha of fencing at Marlee Reserve.
    • Successful partnership with the Friends of Marlee Reserve to plant within the protected site,  conducted as part of the City's tree planting weekends with community volunteers.
    • Protection of 1 ha of revegetation from grazing kangaroos and rabbits within remnant vegetation at Marlee Reserve.
    • Successful engagement of community volunteers for planting

    Project partners

    City of Mandurah, Friends of Marlee Reserve, Green Army.

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