Araluen Creek Restoration Project - Remediation Strategies

The Araluen Valley catchment is a unique and dynamic environment. Upper Deua Landcare aim to increase understanding of the area and implement strategies and works that support the installation of erosion controls, management of weed infestations and the rehabilitation of degraded areas due to bushfire and severe flooding. The in-stream works undertaken will support the creek into the future and ensure the Valley is in good condition to meet some of the undoubted challenges that climate change will throw at us.

This highly important project and its outcomes have provided the vital support and assistance to landholders, in partnership with Upper Deua Landcare, to successfully repair and stabilize erosion points along the creek minimizing further damage.

Specifically, the focus was on sites of significant damage below the Neringla Bridge, however landholders along the tributaries of the Araluen Creek were encouraged to register to enable site identification, assessment and remediation.

 The UDCLG aim to raise community awareness of the fragility of the catchment and the vital importance of water quality for environmental, residential and agricultural purposes. We want to build community resilience and assist with the recovery and repair of our environment.

This is an exert from the Araluen Creek Restoration Project 2021-2023 Report compiled and prepared by Cath Harrison, UDCLG Project Community Liaison Officer. The full report can be found HERE.

 This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement