Skeleton Mudflats Reserve Regeneration

Improving 3 hectares of local green space for the community and nature

This project aims to revegetate approximately 3 hectares of weed-infested land with indigenous plant species.  The long term aim is to provide a community resource to promote the value of native habitat. 

It will involve active community participation in ongoing maintenance; field days; school programs; citizen science programs such as pollinator counts, frog census and bird surveys; and passive visits using interpretive signage.

The area will also be used to establish populations of endangered plant species such as Spiny Rice Flower and Button Wrinkle-wort in conjunction with the Arthur Rylah Institute and the Pimelea Conservation Trust.

The project is around half-way towards the initial replacement phase, where all land to be weeded and planted out has been treated.  A second phase adding amenity such as seating, learning areas, signage and water storage infrastructure will commence in 2023.  Ongoing maintenance of established areas has commenced and will be a constant part of the program.

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Native Vegetation
Other Themes:Waterways, Wetlands, Native Animals, Communities, Climate Change
Primary Local Area:Moorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater Geelong
Other Local Areas:
Project location:The land adjoins Skeleton Creek in Hoppers Crossing, the nearest street is Shaft Court
Scale of the project:Local
New or continuing work:Continuing/building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:NatureWest
Key partners:Melbourne Water
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

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

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target and contribution to its achievement:Revegetation
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Revegetation of priority areas for connectivity between habitats
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:Priority species – Button Wrinklewort, Plains Rice Flower

More information

NatureWest President Bruce Boddington – 0407 880 590