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We're removing environmental weeds and improving the vegetation along four 100 metre sections of the Murray River streambank between Union Bridge and the Noreuil Park.
This project involves removing environmental weeds and improving the vegetation along four 100 metre sections of the Murray River streambank between Union Bridge and the Noreuil Park.
Stage 1 works are taking place between Union Bridge and Oddies Creek.
The area has a large population of willows, desert ash, elms and privet. These are considered weeds and there are strong environmental reasons for their removal. Willows in particular pose a serious threat to our waterways.
Replacing non-native vegetation with indigenous plants will help to:
We'll be removing a number of woody weed species and stabilising the streambank using a variety of rock and log treatments.
Native trees such as river red gums will be retained and protected. Works are scheduled to start when the river levels are low, however the rock and log material required for the project will be stockpiled on site from April. Following a weed control program, the area will be revegetated with native riparian (river) species.
Rock and log revetment works were completed this week. Log "pins" were installed to stabilise the large logs. The streambank shaping is also complete with jute matting and spray seeding scheduled for the next few weeks.
Rock and log revetment works commenced this week with a large number of logs placed and rocks installed. Log pinning is scheduled to commence next week.
Weed removed works have been completed this week in readiness for the log and rock revetment work.
Weed removal commenced this week with the first section being cleared adjacent to Oddies Creek junction. Weeds have been mulched and stockpiled. Large logs have been transported to site and will be placed along the river streambank to assist in minimising erosion.