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.

Background

The Raglan Creek sub-catchment is the largest sub-catchment in the city of Bathurst and incorporates the highly visible landscape of the eastern gateway to the city. The top of Raglan Creek begins just east of Raglan, flowing down to the Macquarie River, entering it 2km south east of Eglington. It incorporates rural, residential, recreational and commercial land. The creek system is subject to a number of pressures which contribute to poor water quality, including:

Onground Works

The project to date has treated 5kms of Raglan Creek at six separate locations. On-ground activities have included weed removal, bank stabilisation and in-stream and stream bank revegetation with native species. Works include: 

Educational components of the project have included a high level of involvement by indigenous and non-indigenous workers, community volunteers and the development, by professional local teachers, of curriculum–specific teaching modules for school students from Kindergarten to Year 6.