Partnerships for Biodiversity Conservation
|The Campbelltown Landcare Group was established in 1994 to work in partnership with Council to protect areas of indigenous vegetation within Campbelltown Council reserves. Since it's inception, the group has made a valuable contribution to the management of biodiversity in a number of Council reserves.
Through a partnership with Council, Campbelltown Landcare now concentrate all of their efforts on working to restore the indigenous vegetation and habitat values of Wadmore Park / Pulyonna Wirra. Wadmore Park / Pulyonna Wirra is the best example of biodiversity within the City.
Campbelltown Landcare have successfully attracted State Government funding for projects that benefit Wadmore Park - Pulyonna Wirra and the Council area, including:
- re-aligning natural flow lines of 5th creek to help prevent further erosion within Wadmore Park / Pulyonna Wirra
- surveying the flora of Wadmore Park / Pulyonna Wirra to enable a Vegetation Management Action Plan to be developed
- re-vegetating parts of the park including the riparian zone of Fifth Creek with local indigenous plant species
- undertaking weed management within the park to allow local species to re-establish
- producing promotional materials about the work of Landcare in the local community
Download the Campbelltown Landcare Work Agenda 2016 to see when the group will next be working in Wadmore Park / Pulyonna Wirra.
Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board
The NRM Board supports communities, schools and Councils to protect our remaining remnant vegetation by providing:
- programs for revegetation of local indigenous plant species
- funding assistance for projects that enhance biodiversity
- technical advice regarding biodiversity conservation
- promotional materials and educational resources
While urban areas are dominated by people, and our roads and buildings, there is still significant biodiversity to be found within our cities and suburbs. Many of these species are under significant pressure from ongoing development but there is a lot we can do to assist in providing resources to support their ongoing survival.
For more information and downloadable resources visit their website here.
Council has a number of revegetation projects throughout the Council area that were supported by the NRM Board through the Million Trees Program.
The following sites have been rehabilitated using local indigenous vegetation:
- Biodiversity Garden - corner Montacute and Newton Roads, Campbelltown
- Fifth Creek (Manresa Court) - visible from Maryvale Road walking track
- River Torrens Linear Park - visible from the pedestrian track, Gorge Road, Athelstone
- River Torrens Linear Park - visible from the pedestrian track, Bermuda Court, Athelstone