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No more woody weeds for Brentwood foreshore

19 November 2019

The City has completed the first stage of a grant project to remove woody weeds and restore a portion of the Brentwood river foreshore.

Working in conjunction with Department of Parks and Wildlife Riverbank Program, the City of Melville has completed the first stage of a grant project to remove woody weeds and restore a portion of the Brentwood river foreshore.

City of Melville Mayor Chief Executive Officer Marten Tieleman said the City’ s 18km of river foreshore around the Swan and Canning Rivers ranged from narrow grassed areas to substantial conservation reserves with a variety of flora and fauna.

 

“The City works hard to balance the many recreational activities and facilities our community love and enjoy all along the foreshore, while at the same preserving and maintaining this precious asset and ensuring we have Clean and Green City for current and future generations to enjoy,” said Mr Tieleman.

 

The Brentwood restoration project has included the removal of woody weeds species including Japanese Peppers, Palm trees and Chinese Apple trees, that were invading the foreshore between Spinaway Crescent and Brentwood Avenue. The weed removal was carried out in February 2019 and initial revegetation works with native sedges carried out in June 2019.

The project follows on from weed control and revegetation works in adjacent sites around the Brentwood Main Drain and Bateman foreshore, and will significantly improve the condition of existing vegetation, encourage natural regeneration and increase foreshore resilience against erosive pressures and areas.

Weed re-intrusion into these sites and further downstream will also be reduced, enabling improvements in habitat, biodiversity, water filtration and amenity values along the entire area of the Bateman Bull Creek foreshore.

The work was made possible by funding from the Department of Parks and Wildlife Riverbank Program and the City is pleased to have been successful in obtaining further Riverbank funding to continue the project in 2020.

For more information regarding the City’s foreshore restoration projects and Foreshore Restoration Strategy Review and Final Report,  please visit www.melvillecity.com.au/waste-and-environment/environmental-projects/foreshore-restoration or call 9364 0666.

Working in conjunction with Department of Parks and Wildlife Riverbank Program, the City of Melville has completed the first stage of a grant project to remove woody weeds and restore a portion of the Brentwood river foreshore.

City of Melville Mayor Chief Executive Officer Marten Tieleman said the City’ s 18km of river foreshore around the Swan and Canning Rivers ranged from narrow grassed areas to substantial conservation reserves with a variety of flora and fauna.

 

“The City works hard to balance the many recreational activities and facilities our community love and enjoy all along the foreshore, while at the same preserving and maintaining this precious asset and ensuring we have Clean and Green City for current and future generations to enjoy,” said Mr Tieleman.

 

The Brentwood restoration project has included the removal of woody weeds species including Japanese Peppers, Palm trees and Chinese Apple trees, that were invading the foreshore between Spinaway Crescent and Brentwood Avenue. The weed removal was carried out in February 2019 and initial revegetation works with native sedges carried out in June 2019.

The project follows on from weed control and revegetation works in adjacent sites around the Brentwood Main Drain and Bateman foreshore, and will significantly improve the condition of existing vegetation, encourage natural regeneration and increase foreshore resilience against erosive pressures and areas.

Weed re-intrusion into these sites and further downstream will also be reduced, enabling improvements in habitat, biodiversity, water filtration and amenity values along the entire area of the Bateman Bull Creek foreshore.

The work was made possible by funding from the Department of Parks and Wildlife Riverbank Program and the City is pleased to have been successful in obtaining further Riverbank funding to continue the project in 2020.

For more information regarding the City’s foreshore restoration projects and Foreshore Restoration Strategy Review and Final Report,  please visit www.melvillecity.com.au/waste-and-environment/environmental-projects/foreshore-restoration or call 9364 0666.

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