We are undertaking a four year project to rehabilitate 12 kilometres of Woori Yallock Creek between Butterfields Reserve in Emerald and Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve in Macclesfield.
What's happening and when
Exotic weeds including willows, blackberry, honeysuckle and red cestrum will be removed and native vegetation established through natural regeneration and the planting of over 4,000 native trees and shrubs.
The project will improve the health of the creek, and help create better habitat for threatened animals including the Helmeted Honeyeater and platypus.
In order to minimise disturbance to breeding cycles and nursing of young platypus, a 5km reach of large-scale willow removal was completed in 2014.
Control of exotic weed species will be targeted over the course of the four year project. Natural regeneration, along with planting over 4,000 native plants will establish native vegetation where weeds have been removed.
Impacts on residents/visitors and usage
At times our crews will need to use local tracks and roads to access the waterway. We apologise for an inconvenience caused as we work towards improving the health of your waterway.
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