Habitat Action Grant projects 2012-2013

$545 000 worth of projects were funded in 2012-2013. Successful projects are listed below or you download the list (PDF).

Project title Organisation Nearest    township Catchment Project    summary Funding
Improvement of habitat along Tonbridge Creek Rockdale City Council Ramsgate Botany Bay Improve the habitat of the surrounding environment of Tonbridge Creek (Scarborough ponds) within Hawthorne Street Reserve, Ramsgate through the removal of environmental and noxious weeds and revegetation. $25,000
Shannon Brook Weir Removal Sea Life Conservation Fund Richmond Valley Richmond Remove the redundant Shannon Brook Weir, a State Water Corporation owned asset located within the Richmond Catchment and significant barrier to migrating fish in its entirety. $36,113
Tambourine Bay Stage 3 Lane Cove Council Lane Cove  
Sydney Protect mangroves and endangered saltmarsh vegetation through primary and secondary bush regeneration works including weed management and revegetation. $30,800
Riparian and wetland restoration, Bonville Private Landholder Bonville Northern Rivers Enhance aquatic habitat through fencing, revegetation and riparian weed control along Pine Creek, Bonville to improve habitat that directly links to Bongil Bongil National Park and the Sawtell estuary. $4,760
Protecting fish habitat in the Clarence Estuary Clarence Valley Council Yamba Northern Rivers Remediate and prevent permanent loss of fish habitat through riparian fencing, weed management, revegetation and erosion protection works in the Clarence Estuary. $19,500
Fish Habitat and Creek Restoration Fawcetts Creek,Kyogle Kyogle Golf Club Ltd Kyogle Northern Rivers SRestore a section of Fawcetts Creek through bank stabilisation works, weed management and revegetation to provide a filter zone for runoff from the adjacent golf course and urban area, and conduct a community awareness raising day. $4,817
Tuross River WONS Control Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority Bodalla Southern Rivers RControl weeds along the Tuross River to protect the health of the Tuross River Catchment and enhance habitat values for fish populations. $12,800
Bakers Creek - Remediation of 4 Barriers to Fish Passage Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority Bakers Creek Hunter Central Rivers Removal of four (4) obsolete high priority barriers to fish passage on Bakers Creek which is a main tributary of Manning River at the township of Bakers Creek to open up fish habitat. $38,240
Improving fish passage and habitat at Poundyard Creek, Woolgoolga Coffs Harbour City Council Woolgoolga Northern Rivers Improve riparian habitat (increasing native vegetation and removing weeds) along a section of Poundyard Creek currently devoid of vegetation, and removing a fish passage barrier at the upstream end of the project site. $17,500
Manning River Rock Ramp Fishway Hunter Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority Tibbuc Manning River Remediation of The Thunderbolts Way causeway at Tibbuc, the highest priority barrier to fish passage in the Manning River catchment, via installation of a rock ramp fishway with low flow box culverts to open up fish habitat. $40,000
Biodiversity for Bass - Marom Creek Riparian Corridor Planting Roots Down Conservation Contractors Marom Creek Northern Rivers Rehabilitate a section of the Marom Creek through riparian fencing, weed management, revegetation works and introduction of instream fish habitat. $7,650
Mirrabong Farm Revegetation for Stability & Habitat Private Landholder Denman Hunter Central Rivers Weed control and revegetation along a section of the Hunter River near Denman. This would be the second stage of a major riparian rehabilitation project including secondary weed control and revegetation. $16,529
Restoring Key Fish Habitat at Luthrie Inlet Manning Entrance State Park Trust Old Bar Hunter Central Rivers Restore Key Fish Habitat including Coastal Saltmarsh and Mangrove at Luthrie Inlet through stock exclusion fencing, weed management and revegetation. $28,500
Iron Cove Riverbank Stabilisation and creation of Saltmarsh habitat City of Canada Bay Iron Cove Sydney Revegetation and bank stabilisation works to create a berm to provide Saltmarsh habiltat for the aquatic ecosystems $40,000
Restoration of estuarine wetlands associated with Brisbane Water, Gosford Gosford City Council Brisbane Waters Hawkesbury Nepean Enhance fish habitat in five high priority estuarine wetlands on land associated with the Brisbane Water estuary through weed control including Weeds of National Significance (WONS) Asparagus weeds and Lantana, and riparian fencing to promote natural regeneration. $33,960
Protecting fish breeding habitat in the Bellinger, Fernmount Private Landholder Fernmount Northern Rivers To rehabilitate the banks of a section of an unnamed creek through weed control (including Morning Glory) and revegetation to prevent erosion and protect a Mangrove lagoon that leads into the Bellinger River $2,300
Coopers Creek fish habitat restoration project Private Landholder Corndale Richmond To rehabilitate a section the bank of Coopers Creek for fish habitat through weed management, revegetation and riparian fencing to limit livestock access. $10,060
Korogoro Creek Foreshore Rehabilitation Stage 2A Hat Head Bowling and Recreation Club Hat Head Northern Rivers Replace dead and damaged mangrove plants and increase planting density (333 plants in total) in areas previously planted in stage 2. $1,000
Enhancing the Lachlan - Improving recreational fisheries in the Lachlan River adjacent to the Cowra CBD Cowra Shire Council Cowra Lachlan Enhance recreational fisheries in the Lachlan River adjacent to the Cowra CBD through weed control, revegetation and improving access to the site for recreational anglers. $10,000
Putta Bucca Wetlands Rehabilitation Mid-Western Regional Council Mudgee Central West Rehabilitation of Putta Bucca wetlands through weed control around the wetland and the adjacent Cudgegong River, replanting of native vegetation, riparian fencing and re-snagging of the river. $34,600
Gwydir River Healthy Habitats Gwydir Shire Council Bingara Border Rivers Gwydir Improve the ecological function and diversity in the Gwydir River through riparian fencing, weed management, revegetation and installation of large woody habitats. $8,113
Adelong Creek Fish Habitat Enhancement Riverina Highlands Landcare Network Inc Adelong Murrumbidgee Improve fish habitat along the Adelong Creek by addressing the main issues impacting on fish habitat including woody weed encroachment, stock access and loss of shade, food and cover for a range of fish species. $26,800
Severn River Rehabilitation Works Inverell Shire Council Ashford Border Rivers Gwydir Riverbank rehabilitation works to improve the quality of the riparian environment and bank stability and to reduce the volume of gravels and sediments entering the Severn River through erosion. $4,900
Keeping big fish moving in the Little River II Yeoval    Fishing Club Cumnock Little    River, Central West The remediation of fish passage at Heads Road Causeway crossing, Little River NSW by replacing the existing causeway, which is currently obstructing fish passage at low to medium flows, with a fish-friendly alternative to open up habitat for fish. $40,000
Cushans Reserve and Gunnedah Racecourse Rehabilitation Gunnedah Urban Landcare Group Gunnedah Namoi Improve fish habitat in the Namoi River at Cushans Reserve through the introduction of large woody habitat, removal of invasive weeds, riparian fencing and revegetation. $29,700