Restora­tion com­pleted

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

THE City of South Perth has com­pleted nat­u­ral ar­eas restora­tion works at Cyg­nia Cove Res­i­den­tial Es­tate as part of col­lab­o­ra­tive ar­range­ment be­tween the City and the Depart­ment of Parks and Wildlife un­der the Proac­tive River­bank Fund­ing Scheme.

These restora­tion works in­cluded weed and ero­sion con­trol works as well as reveg­e­ta­tion within the wet­lands and fore­shore re­serve.

Weed con­trol with chem­i­cals was re­duced by us­ing al­ter­na­tive meth­ods such as man­ual weed re­moval, brush cut­ting, slash­ing and smoth­er­ing of weeds with high­den­sity na­tive plant­ings es­pe­cially in the wet­land ar­eas.

As part of this project the City has un­der­taken a suc­cess­ful sedge plant­ing trial in the re­tained wet­land that re­sulted in a 100 per cent plant sur­vival rate.

These restora­tion works add many ben­e­fits in­clud­ing sta­bil­is­ing wet­land em­bank­ments, re­duced veg­e­ta­tion frag­men­ta­tion and min­imi­sa­tion of weed cover.

This, in turn, leads to im­proved wa­ter qual­ity.

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