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Environmental Streambank Works

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.

About this project

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.

Why are these works important?

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:

  • improve the health of the river environment
  • improve the visual amenity of the river
  • foster biodiversity
  • create better habitat for platypus, fish, frogs, insects, birds and other wildlife.

What is happening and when?

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.

How will these works affect me?

The works along Oddies Creek will impact access to the walking path at times with diversions in place while works are undertaken. Some parts of the off-leash area will also be fenced off to prevent access at times. An area of the Oddies Creek car park will be closed while materials are brought onto the site in large trucks.
For your safety, please follow the signage and directions of staff and contractors. Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to make our foreshore an even better place to visit.
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  • Update 14 June 2019 keyboard_arrow_right

    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.

  • Update 7 June 2019 keyboard_arrow_right

    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.

  • Update 31 May 2019 keyboard_arrow_right

    Weed removed works have been completed this week in readiness for the log and rock revetment work.

  • Update 24 May 2019 keyboard_arrow_right

    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.

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