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|
|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|
|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|
NatureWest President Bruce Boddington – 0407 880 590