26.5 C
Byron Shire
April 15, 2021

Mullum’s riverbank undergoes bush regeneration

Latest News

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Other News

What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Is it solar fair?

Meg Pickup, Ballina The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) draft rule change will result in solar households and businesses being...

Take a ticket

Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

A member of Council’s bush regeneration team with Mullum High’s Green Group. Photo supplied.

A collaboration between Mullumbimby High and Byron Council will soon see bush regeneration along 500m of the Mullumbimby Creek, which meanders behind the school.

The school’s Green Group has teamed up with Council’s bush regeneration team, who teach students to identify weeds, and plan future work on the school property so that it integrates with other regeneration projects.

Council’s bush regeneration supervisor Dave Filipczyk says, ‘I was excited to be contacted by Kayleigh Mast, who is the supervisor of the Green Group, to talk about the potential for a riverbank restoration project’.

‘Council’s bush regeneration team is already working on a neighbouring part of the riverbank behind the Mullumbimby Bowls Club, as part of a project funded by the NSW Crown Reserves Improvement Fund’, he said.

‘With Mullumbimby High School on board now, we are working on implementing bush regeneration works on approximately nine kilometres of the riverbanks on the Brunswick River, Mullumbimby Creek and Salt Water, Creek, which will have enormous benefits for the environment.

‘If the riverbank is cleared of weeds, allowing native vegetation to flourish, this translates to improved habitat for native wildlife.

Bringing Back the Bruns project

‘It also means the aquatic system is healthier too, because what happens on the land has an impact on the quality of the water and the marine environment as well.

‘All of this work feeds into the Bringing Back the Bruns project, which is a long-running initiative to restore and rehabilitate the Brunswick River catchment’.

Council’s bush regeneration team say they are currently working on more than 250 hectares on 75 sites across the Byron Shire.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.