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2002 Banksia Bush, Land and Waterways Award

   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.

Finalists:

  • Friends of George St Reserve

 & Bayside City Council
  • Rehabilitation of the Broken Creek System, 

Rio Tinto
  • Project Platypus – A Landcare Partnership