This project is an initiative of Xstrata Coal, Singleton Council, Singleton Shire Landcare Network (SSLN) and the Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and involves all parties combining resources with help from landholders to begin rehabilitating a section of the Hunter River adjacent to the Singleton town centre.
- noxious and environmental weed removal and control
- liaison with landholders in regards to scope of works
- large scale planting of native vegetation
The main focus of this large scale project is to maintain and re-establish the native vegetation along the 11.5km of river bank by means of environmentally friendly revegetation. The project involves large organisations contributing to local projects with an overall positive environmental perspective within the community. Funds contributed by these organisations have enabled this project to be the success it has become. Funds have enabled plants to be purchased, planted, maintained, weeds controlled and the natural river bank ecosystems restored. Continued funding will see this project exceed expectations.
To March 2011 approximately 4.5km of river bank has been regenerated with extensive weed control and revegetation works. Hunter Land Management have project managed these works, as well as provided specialist advice to landholders and skills and equipment to project sites. Part of our role has been to liaise with landholders to develop project plans specific to each site.
The works have been completed utilising Hunter Land Management’s specialised environmental rehabilitation staff together with Conservation Volunteers Australia trainees undertaking field work to complete Conservation & Land Management Certificates.
The images show a map of the scoped works completed and to be commenced, together with before and after photos of stretches of the river that illustrate the results being achieved.