In response to community feedback and project planning constraints, works previously advertised on 22 November 2017 and scheduled for 6-22 December, have been postponed to 2018. Works include river bank and public infrastructure protection in Arthur Keough Reserve, Earl Preston Reserve and Timboon Road, Gleniffer. Arthur Keough Reserve will remain open until works commence in 2018.
Building on a successful grant application, community partnerships and local expertise, Bellingen Shire Council will commence river bank and public infrastructure protection works in Gleniffer’s Arthur Keough Reserve and Earl Preston Reserve .
Whilst tentative dates for works to commence have been indicated for December 2017, this will be confirmed in the first week of December once project arrangements and further engagement has been finalised.
When works commence Arthur Keough Reserve will be closed to remove gravel from the bar in the Reserve and construct river bank stabilisation structures on the opposite bank in Earl Preston Reserve
Additionally mature camphor laurel trees will be removed from the riparian zone in Earl Preston Reserve and large rocks will be placed 200 metres along Timboon Road to manage vehicle access and impacts.
Additional riparian rehabilitation works are scheduled in 2018 including invasive plant management and tree planting.
The purpose of these works is to improve the health and condition of the riparian zone, address the eroding river bank in Earl Preston Reserve and protect public infrastructure, including Gleniffer Hall and Promised Land Bridge.
Mayor Dominic King explained, “These actions are implementing the Gleniffer Reserves Master Plan 2016, which was adopted by Council after extensive community consultation, engagement and public exhibition. This is one of several stages to implement priority actions in the Master Plan”.
Instream works are funded by Council to facilitate improvements to public space. Riparian rehabilitation works have been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust. This project is a partnership between Council and Never Never Catchment Group. Council has engaged the expertise of NSW Soil Conservation Services to implement the works. Additional riparian rehabilitation works are scheduled in 2018 including invasive plant management and tree planting.
More information about the project, including questions and answers and a copy of the Master Plan is available on Council’s Community Engagement Hub http://create.bellingen.nsw.gov.au/ If you have any queries, please register at this website, where you will be able to ask questions, which will then be answered by Council.
For further details please contact Council on 6655 7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.