2002 Banksia Bush, Land and Waterways Award
Bidgee Banks, Greening Australia, NSW
“..protection from erosion is by far the most important strategy for improving water quality.” -State of the Environment Report 2001.
The Bidgee Banks project in 2 years has engaged 230 landmanagers in the rehabilitation of more than 220 km of river and 1,150 hectares of riparian zone in the Murrumbidgee catchment. A Natural Heritage Trust-funded partnership between Greening Australia (GA), NSW Department of Land & Water Conservation (DLWC) and riparian landholders. Bidgee Banks targets streambank erosion hotspots and high-grade remnant vegetation. The project represents a model example of rapid and effective community environmental action.
- Friends of George St Reserve & Bayside City Council
- Rehabilitation of the Broken Creek System, Rio Tinto
- Project Platypus – A Landcare Partnership