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Cockle Creek, Teralba
This planting will look at supporting structural works on the creek and help secure future saltmarsh to provide breeding habitat for aquatic species. The area to be revegetated using the trees we've donated is approximately 1,920 square metres!
The project will mitigate against deterioration of the creek in future storm events and help with the rehabilitation of a waterway that has been heavily impacted by past industrial practices. The strengthening the ecological communities along its stretch are likely to have positive flood mitigation impacts.
Planting dates: 15th April, 2021.
Cockle Creek, Teralba planting project key features
- 230 metres of rock fillet construction for creek bank - stabilisation and mangrove habitat restoration - 4,200m2 of revegetation (21,840 native tube stock) plus an additional 1,920m2 of revegetation (10,000 native tube stock) donated by Greater Bank. - installation of the 250-meter-long sediment fence
Revegetation would consist of the following vegetation communities:
Coastal Plains Stringybark – Apple Forest Foreshore Redgum-Rough-barked Apple Forest, and Estuarine Paperbark Scrub Forest
Lake Macquarie City Council received a grant from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environments (DPIE) Coastal and Estuary Grants Program. The grant project, 'Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate - Riparian habitat in Lake Macquarie', will deliver streambank stabilisation and implement riparian corridor rehabilitation across the Council's Local Government Area (LGA).