Commencing the week starting 7 March, Council’s contractor will complete the final step of the Camp Creek reclamation project.
These works will involve:
• mechanical excavation of the visible silt between the Old Bass Highway bridge to a point approximately 140m to the east and removal of this material from site; and
• treatment of the reclaimed banks with gypsum, lime and fertilizer, installation of underground irrigation and sowing of grass.
A recent assessment of the large Eucalypts in this area has determined that some of these trees require removal to maintain public safety, whilst some will be retained, thinned and monitored to maintain swift parrot habitat where possible.
Council intends to do further work around enhancing the biodiversity of the Camp Creek river banks upstream and in this area in the future following planning with interested community groups and resident ecology experts.