Dunns Creek Rehabilitation

Weed management, bush regeneration and community education for Dunns Creek

The Dunns Creek Rehabilitation project seeks to restore the creek, bank and riparian buffer of a small but significant section of beautiful Dunns Creek in the Dunns Creek catchment. The Dunns Creek Rehabilitation area is situated on Crown land and will further extend the existing Dunns Creek biolink, which connects Kangerong Nature Conservation Reserve to Bald Hill Nature Conservation Reserve.

The area consists of significant patches of Grassy Woodland (E), Swampy Woodland (E) and Lowland Forest (V), however is heavily infested with habitat changing environmental weeds. Through the development and implementation of the Dunns Creek Rehabilitation Project (Vegetation) Management Plan, environmental weeds will be systematically controlled to improve vegetation quality and extent. Restoration works by suitably qualified bushland regeneration specialists will be complemented by community led working bees.

Where appropriate, a walking path will be created. A community education campaign including the installation of interpretive signage to highlight the creek’s high conservation values will follow restoration works to foster a sense of local pride to ensure the area is treasured and cared for in generations to come.

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Waterways
Other Themes:Native Vegetation, Native Animals, Communities, Climate Change
Primary Local Area:Mornington Peninsula
Other Local Areas:
Project location:Dunns Creek Road, Red Hill
Scale of the project:One place
New or continuing work:New project/work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Dunns Creek Landcare Group
Key partners:Melbourne Water, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA), Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$ (Thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy targets and contribution to its achievement:Waterways – Vegetation extent along waterways, Vegetation quality along waterways, along 2km of priority reach waterways

Communities – Community Volunteering, Community Participation, propogating and growing local provenance Indigenous trees and shrubs, numerous community planting days
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Undertake weed or pest herbivore control to maintain and enhance vegetation quality in priority areas
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:

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