Hazelwood Park Creek Line Restoration

Consultation has concluded

Information on the ongoing weed removal and replanting of local native species proposed for part of First Creek in Hazelwood Park.

Hazelwood Park is traversed by First Creek and includes natural stands of River Red Gum and SA Blue Gum. The overall health of the creek flowing through the reserve is impacted by the large woody weed species choking the growth of native species.

Background

Council has been gradually implementing our Biodiversity Strategy and Watercourse Management Policy to improve the health of our local creeks. The restoration of Zone 1 (see map) is part of an overall vegetation management plan that began in 2002. To date, work has been undertaken on the western side of First Creek which has rejuvenated part of the creek line and successfully increased the presence of our native flora and fauna.

Weedy trees such as Ash and Olive are a significant problem for creek restoration as they spread prolifically, choke natural vegetation, are water thirsty, and create dense shade making it almost impossible to establish native trees, rushes, sedges and grasses that are needed to protect the stream bed and bank from erosion.

The historic and intentionally planted exotic trees, that are not weedy, will remain as a valuable asset within Hazelwood Park. Advanced native trees will be planted immediately after the treatment and removal of the weedy trees to ensure the ambience of the area is maintained.

Native watercourse (riparian) species will be planted as the herbaceous weeds are eliminated. The existing informal pedestrian path between the creek and Swimming Centre fence line will be retained.

Next Steps

Restoration works detailed in the Information section, will commence in March 2014 with the removal of woody weed species and again in May 2014 for planting of local native plant species.

Further information

Please see Council’s Watercourse Management Policy and Biodiversity Strategy in the Library on the right.

Enquiries

Please contact Council’s Project Officer, Melanie Spurling on 8366 4282 or by using the Email Us tab below by 5 pm Wednesday 12 March 2014.


Information on the ongoing weed removal and replanting of local native species proposed for part of First Creek in Hazelwood Park.

Hazelwood Park is traversed by First Creek and includes natural stands of River Red Gum and SA Blue Gum. The overall health of the creek flowing through the reserve is impacted by the large woody weed species choking the growth of native species.

Background

Council has been gradually implementing our Biodiversity Strategy and Watercourse Management Policy to improve the health of our local creeks. The restoration of Zone 1 (see map) is part of an overall vegetation management plan that began in 2002. To date, work has been undertaken on the western side of First Creek which has rejuvenated part of the creek line and successfully increased the presence of our native flora and fauna.

Weedy trees such as Ash and Olive are a significant problem for creek restoration as they spread prolifically, choke natural vegetation, are water thirsty, and create dense shade making it almost impossible to establish native trees, rushes, sedges and grasses that are needed to protect the stream bed and bank from erosion.

The historic and intentionally planted exotic trees, that are not weedy, will remain as a valuable asset within Hazelwood Park. Advanced native trees will be planted immediately after the treatment and removal of the weedy trees to ensure the ambience of the area is maintained.

Native watercourse (riparian) species will be planted as the herbaceous weeds are eliminated. The existing informal pedestrian path between the creek and Swimming Centre fence line will be retained.

Next Steps

Restoration works detailed in the Information section, will commence in March 2014 with the removal of woody weed species and again in May 2014 for planting of local native plant species.

Further information

Please see Council’s Watercourse Management Policy and Biodiversity Strategy in the Library on the right.

Enquiries

Please contact Council’s Project Officer, Melanie Spurling on 8366 4282 or by using the Email Us tab below by 5 pm Wednesday 12 March 2014.


Consultation has concluded
  • Update

    over 1 year ago

    The Hazelwood Park Creek Line Restoration engagement closed 12 March 2014. The City of Burnside is committed to preserving and enhancing the area’s biodiversity. This restoration project is in line with Council’s Be the Future of Burnside Strategic Community Plan 2012-2025, that “our strategic direction is to integrate and enhance our living spaces to meet our diverse current and future needs and to embrace our City’s character to ensure our continued pride in and enjoyment of living in Burnside.”

    Following the removal of woody weeds in Zone 1 in May 2015 this section of the creek line has been... Continue reading

    The Hazelwood Park Creek Line Restoration engagement closed 12 March 2014. The City of Burnside is committed to preserving and enhancing the area’s biodiversity. This restoration project is in line with Council’s Be the Future of Burnside Strategic Community Plan 2012-2025, that “our strategic direction is to integrate and enhance our living spaces to meet our diverse current and future needs and to embrace our City’s character to ensure our continued pride in and enjoyment of living in Burnside.”

    Following the removal of woody weeds in Zone 1 in May 2015 this section of the creek line has been extensively revegetated by City of Burnside's Biodiversity team with a wide diversity of indigenous trees, shrubs, wildflowers and riparian plants. Intensive weed control is continuing to ensure the woody weeds and other species such as three cornered garlic are eradicated.

    Restoration of further sections of First Creek in Hazelwood Park are being investigated as part of the master planning process.


  • Zone 1 - Stage 1 Vegetation Management Plan

    over 3 years ago
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  • Before and After Montage

    over 3 years ago
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    Image above: Photograph of current area proposed for restoration.

    Image above: Photomontage of proposed landscape with local native plant species.

    Image above: Photograph of current area proposed for restoration.

    Image above: Photomontage of proposed landscape with local native plant species.