15018: Controlling Sydney Golden Wattle by engaging and empowering community members

    Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia longifolia) is deemed to be a highly invasive weed and recognised as one of the worst environmental weeds on the south coast of Western Australia (Peltzer, S 2008). The plant was introduced to the Albany region in 1960's for windbreaks and sheep fodder, and has rapidly proliferated indigenous bush, private land and roadside verges.

    This project will educate and empower local residents in identifying Sydney Golden Wattle and teaching the local community skills to enable them to control Sydney Golden Wattle on their own properties.

    Investment: $ 22 618
    In-kind contribution: $ 27 380
    Delivery organisation: Lower Kalgan Progress Association
    Project duration: July 2016 - June 2017
    Location: Bridge Park Reserve, City of Albany
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