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2002 Banksia Bush, Land and Waterways Award

   2002 Banksia Bush, Land and Waterways Award

Bidgee Banks, Greening Australia, NSW

“ 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