OUR PROJECTS | COMPLETED PROJECTS
Conserving Koalas in the Central Tablelands Region
Bathurst Regional Council, Blayney Shire Council, Cowra Council and Mid-Western Regional Council
Koalas are a threatened species under both State and Federal legislation and are known to occur across parts of the Central Tablelands region of NSW. Remnants of Koala habitat are available across the Central Tablelands, however many of these areas are fragmented leaving this species at further risk of predation and road accidents. Four Councils have partnered to deliver a range of outcomes to assist the Koala population within our region: Koala Fact Sheet
CREATING SUPERB HOMES FOR PARROTS
The Creating Superb Homes for Parrots project has created more than 2oo hollows for Superb Parrots across the Central Tablelands region. With funding from Central Tablelands Local Land Services provided by Catchment Action NSW, this project has also resulted in several thousand native plantings to support Superb Parrot habitat into the future. For further information please refer to the Project Fact Sheet.
NRM FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT 2015-16
The following projects have been supported by Central West Local Land Services under their NRM for Local Government project. This incentive funding project aims to assist the Councils of the Central West Local Land Services region to protect, enhance or maintain natural resources in their area.
The project supports on ground actions or community education and engagement activities relating to natural resource management outcomes that exhibit best management practice and innovative solutions to existing issues.
Councils must be members of the Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance to be eligible for funding.
Increasing Habitat for Painted Snipe
Forbes Shire Council
The abundance of water resources in the Forbes region leads to a high number of water birds including the endangered Painted Snipe. This project, a collaboration between the Environment & Waterways Alliance, Central West Local Land Services, Forbes Shire Council and Central West Lachlan Landcare will directly respond to factors that have led tot he decline of this species.
Primary actions to improve habitat for the Painted Snipe will include integrated weed control and the planting of native riparian species known to be associated with the Painted Snipe. For further information: Increasing Habitat for Painted Snipe Fact Sheet
Revegetating PAC Park Waterway
Parkes Shire Council
This collaboration between Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance, Central West Local Land Services and Parkes Shire Council will supplement an existing project funded through the Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) and Building Resilience to Climate Change Program, which aims to turn a degraded dam on PAC Park waterway into an ecologically and hydrologically complex wetland.
This will be achieved through mass planting of macrophytes (sedges, reeds and rushes) and riparian vegetation. For more information: Revegetating PAC Park Waterway Fact Sheet
Roadside Vegetation Management Plan Training
Lachlan Shire Council
The Lachlan Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA) is in the Central West region of New South Wales, located either side of the Lachlan River, stretching west beyond Lake Cargelligo and north beyond Tottenham. The Lachlan LGA is the largest in Central NSW, with an area of 15,000 square kilometres and has approximately 4,000km of roads. With 8 confirmed Endangered Ecological Communities present in these extensive linear reserves, investing in Council staff training to better manage these areas is considered a priority. For more information: Roadside Vegetation Training for Lachlan Shire Council Fact Sheet
Tiger Bay Wetlands Bird Hide
Warren Shire Council
The Tiger Bay Wetlands has developed a great reputation within the Australian bird watching community. Increased visitor numbers to the Warren area over the past few years has been due to word of mouth and the increased media coverage, placing further demands on improved bird watching facilities at the site.
The major benefit of providing an additional bird hide at the Tiger Bay Wetlands will be witnessed through the collection of data by bird watchers. For more information: Tiger Bay Wetlands Bird Hide Fact Sheet
WATERWAYS VALUES - LOCAL GOVERNMENT 2015-16
The following projects have been supported by the Central Tablelands Local Land Services under their Waterways Values - Local Government project. This project aims to assist councils throughout the Central Tablelands to protect and enhance our natural environment through the delivery of projects that exhibit best management practice and innovative solutions.
This incentive funding has a particular focus on improving waterway health while concurrently providing community education and engagement. This is being achieved by targeting funding towards councils that can demonstrate the appropriate planning, project management and community engagement skills to complete a project of this nature.
Councils must be members of the Central West Environment & Waterways Alliance to be eligible for funding. To find out more: Central Tablelands LLS
Fish River - Restoring Habitat Through Best Practice Noxious Weed Control
This project will control noxious weeds utilising integrated pest control practices that will improve biodiversity values at the site, as well as having far reaching benefits in acting as a demonstration site for best management practice weed control. For more information: Fish River Project Fact Sheet
Urban Waterways Rehabilitation Action Plan
Orange City Council
An Urban Waterways Rehabilitation Action Plan (UWRAP) will be developed by Orange City Council to guide the environmental sustainability of open waterways within the Local Government Area. The Plan will guide future development, rehabilitation and restoration of urban waterways to work towards sustaining catchment health. For more information: UWRAP Project Fact Sheet
Farmers Creek Precinct Master Plan
Lithgow City Council
The Farmers Creek Master Plan will be developed as a strategic document to guide the future environmental and recreational works in the Farmers Creek Catchment within the Lithgow Local Government Area. For more information: Farmers Creek Project Fact Sheet
Hey Tosser! - Howick Street Litter Capture Project - Bathurst CBD
Bathurst Regional Council
This project was implemented to address the important issue of litter in the CBD area of Bathurst and specifically, to capture this litter prior to it moving into the Macquarie River. In order to capture this litter, two collection baskets were installed in the existing stormwater pits on Howick Street and William Street. For more information: Hey Tosser! Project Fact Sheet
Bell River - Fish Habitat Recovery and Riparian Rehabilitation
The Bell River Fish Habitat Recovery Project saw the control of willows which are invading the Bell River while still at a manageable level. The project involved willow control, revegetation with endemic riparian plant species, introduction of woody debris and a carp muster in association with local fishing clubs. For more information: Bell River Project Fact Sheet
Rifle Range Creek, Orange
Orange City Council
This project involved the revegetation of the riparian zone along Rifle Range Creek, Orange in order to encourage the return of 3 threatened bird species: Diamond Firetail, Superb Parrot and Speckled Warbler. The project consisted of weed control, revegetation and the installation of two 'leaky weirs'. For more information: Rifle Range Creek Fact Sheet
Warrumbungle Raingarden - Protecting the Castlereagh River through best practice stormwater management
Warrumbungle Shire Council
Two raingardens have been installed on Robertson Street, Coonabarabran to collect and slow stormwater while removing pollutants through a constructed biofiltration system. This project will assist in protecting the Castlereagh River from erosion and other contaminants present in stormwater. For more information: Warrumbungle Raingarden