Cygnia Cove restoration works
In 2018 the City of South Perth successfully completed a number of natural areas restoration works at Cygnia Cove residential estate in Waterford as part of a collaborative arrangement between the City and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction under the proactive Riverbank Grant Funding scheme.
These restoration works have been undertaken in accordance with the Cygnia Cove Environmental Management Plan recommendations and included weed and erosion control works as well as revegetation of the wetlands and dryland zones.
Over 5,000 native plant species have been planted as part of revegetation works and various alternative weed control methods were utilised to reduce application of chemicals especially in sensitive wetland areas.
In July 2018 the City’s natural areas maintenance team will commence monitoring survival of new plantings and investigate and report any plant damages and deaths.
As part of this project the City’s nursery has successfully produced two Nuytsia floribunda trees that have been planted at the Cygnia Cove bush tucker garden.
These restoration works add many benefits including wetland embankment stabilisation, vegetation fragmentation reduction, minimisation of weed cover, water quality improvement and enhancement of biodiversity habitat.
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