Environmental Projects

Brooke Moore Woodland

With financial assistance from the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust, Council in cooperation with Greening Bathurst has an on-going project to conserve and enhance a rare remnant of native vegetation in urban Bathurst.

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Conserving Koalas in the Bathurst Region

Koalas are a threatened species under both State and Federal legislation and are known to occur across parts of the Bathurst region. Remnants of Koala habitat still exist, however many of these areas are fragmented leaving this species at further risk of predation and road accidents.

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Heritage Tree Preservation and Management Policy

Trees provide soil stability, shade and shelter that are considered necessary in this climate. They are the basis for the retention and restoration of our dwindling wildlife and environment and create much of the oxygen needed by man.

Council has placed a tree preservation order on trees situated within various Heritage Conservation Areas throughout the Bathurst Region, including a number of villages. The Tree Preservation and Management Policy aims to protect, preserve, manage and enhance the environmental amenity, special landscape characteristics and the ecological values of trees within Heritage Conservation Areas of the Bathurst Regional Local Government Area (LGA).

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Maintenance Programs

Over recent years extensive research into the roles of ground covering vegetation has recognised the importance of deep rooted perennial vegetation in maintaining water quality.  As a result, guidelines and recommendations within national, state, regional and local planning instruments and relevant government legislation are guiding significant change in the ways that ground covering vegetation is managed.

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Rehabilitating the Fish River

A stretch of the Fish River, adjacent to the O’Connell Bridge and Hassall Park, will be rehabilitated to create a healthier riparian corridor, and improve habitat for native fauna including the endangered Booroolong Frog.

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Reviving Raglan Creek

The project seeks to improve the quality of water that moves through the Raglan Creek sub-catchment into the Macquarie River and enhance biodiversity. Council was successful with an application for grant funding from the Local Land Services, who have also provided technical advice on the project.

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