COLLIE RIVER BANK STABILISATION – EATON FORESHORE
Works to protect areas of the Collie River foreshore and its remnant vegetation is an ongoing process by the Shire of Dardanup.
Significant work was completed in 2015 with assistance from the South West Catchments Council and included installation of baffleboards along a 100m section of the Collie River adjacent to the Eaton Bowling Club.
Baffleboards combat erosion and loss of vegetation caused by wave action and boat wash by encouraging deposition of sand behind them.
The extra sand deposits stabilise the riverbank and allow plants to establish.
The measures have previously been used along the Murray River.
The Shire of Dardanup continues to manage and protect the foreshore through seasonal plantings and weed control.
SHIER RISE RESERVE, BUREKUP
The Building Resilience in Shier Reserve project is a collaboration between the Shire of Dardanup, Shier Rise Reserve Resilience Committee and the South West Catchments Council.
The project was instigated by recognition attention was needed to address a large weed problem threatening existing stands of native plants, particularly Marri trees.
Several community planting days were held with matting installed to control weeds and native seedlings introduced.
Burekup River Valley Primary School assisted with the planting and participated in other activities to build their environmental awareness including building bat boxes and installing a Cockatoo Tube.
The project has been nominated for a Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns Award.
MILLAR’S CREEK WALK WAY
There’s something new about the Millars Creek walk way.
The Shire of Dardanup completed maintenance works along the walk way which has included installation of nesting boxes and tubes for black cockatoos and bats.
‘Cockatubes’ were developed to reverse the species decline of Black Cockatoos in Western Australia.
They have been used successfully in a range of local government areas throughout the State.
So next time you’re out walking, keep your eyes peeled to see if you can spot the new installations being used by local wildlife.
ENVIRONMENTAL OFFSET PROGRAM
The Shire is currently working on a 3.5 hectare site on Banksia Road, Dardanup.
The site holds some excellent stands of remnant vegetation critical for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.
The revegetation works include weed and pest control, direct seeding with up to 25 species, planting of seedlings and the retention of habitat for fauna.