Strong, intact vegetation provides habitat to support wildlife that is dependent on the creek line for food, water and shelter or as a corridor to move safely from reserve to reserve.
The trees, shrubs and ground cover give protection to smaller birds, reptiles and mammals, as well as opportunity for nests or other breeding sites.
This also provides food, either from the leaves, seeds and fruits of plants or the fungus, for insects and other species that live in that environment. The roots of the plants hold the creek banks in place and the vegetation captures and filters runoff.
As the new vegetation shade out the banks, they will out-compete weed species and eventually begin replacing themselves naturally.
All these positive changes help offset the impact to the creek lines caused by urban runoff and development.
The site is a public thoroughfare, with many local residents choosing to walk via the creek on their way down to the lake.
The site is also a wildlife corridor and through the regeneration of the site, it's hoped that more bird species and wildlife, including bandicoots, will populate the area.