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Completed Projects

OUR PROJECTS | COMPLETED PROJECTS

2017

Recovery of the Mac
The Sofala branch of the Central Acclimatisation Society in collaboration with Bathurst Regional Council, DPI Fisheries, Central Tablelands Local Land Services and the Environment & Waterways Alliance have partnered to implement the Recovery of the Mac project.  The project will see the removal of willows, revegetation with native vegetation, removal of two barriers to fish passage and the installation of large rock to create fish habitat: Recovery of the Mac Fact Sheet

Regenerating River Sheoaks ( Casuarina cunninghamiana ) following removal of willows

Regenerating River Sheoaks (Casuarina cunninghamiana) following removal of willows

Neville Swampy Meadow Protection
Works have now been completed on a project to protect the swampy meadow wetland system located within the Neville State Forest. This project involved engaging Skillset Environment Land Works to rehabilitate the eroded creek below the swampy meadow system to prevent the site from being drained. A broad partnership for implementation was developed between the Alliance, Central Tablelands Local Land Services, Neville & Region Landcare, Cowra Council and Forestry Corporation NSW. For further infomation: Neville Swampy Meadow Protection Fact Sheet

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

Koala - image courtesy of DJM Australia Photography

Local government taking action to protect ecosystems 2016-17

The following projects have been supported by Central Tablelands Local Land Services under their Local Government Taking Action to Protect Ecosystems project.  This incentive funding project aimed to assist the Councils of the Central Tablelands Local Land Services region to protect and enhance our natural environment through the delivery of projects that exhibit best management practice and innovative solutions to existing issues.

The project provided support for projects that could demonstrate appropriate planning, project management and community engagement skills. Councils were required to be members of the Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance to be eligible for funding.

INSTALLATION OF A FLOATING HABITAT ISLAND WETLAND

INSTALLATION OF A FLOATING HABITAT ISLAND WETLAND

HABITAT LINKAGES: BELLEVUE ESTATE, MUDGEE

HABITAT LINKAGES: BELLEVUE ESTATE, MUDGEE

2016

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.

A tree hollow creating using the hollow augmentation technique

A tree hollow creating using the hollow augmentation technique

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 aimed to assist the Councils of the Central West Local Land Services region to protect, enhance or maintain natural resources in their area.

The project provided support for 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 were required to be members of the Central West Councils Environment & Waterways Alliance to be eligible for funding.

INCREASING HABITAT FOR PAINTED SNIPE, FORBES

INCREASING HABITAT FOR PAINTED SNIPE, FORBES

SAVING PLATYPUS AND FISH HABITAT, WELLINGTON

SAVING PLATYPUS AND FISH HABITAT, WELLINGTON

ROADSIDE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN TRAINING, LACHLAN SHIRE COUNCIL

ROADSIDE VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN TRAINING, LACHLAN SHIRE COUNCIL

TIGER BAY WETLANDS BIRD HIDE, WARREN

TIGER BAY WETLANDS BIRD HIDE, WARREN

REVEGETATING PAC PARK WATERWAY, PARKES

REVEGETATING PAC PARK WATERWAY, PARKES

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 funding aimed 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 was achieved by targeting funding towards councils that could demonstrate the appropriate planning, project management and community engagement skills to complete a project of this nature.

Councils were required to be members of the Central West Councils 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
Oberon Council
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
Cabonne Council

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

2015

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