Araluen Creek Restoration Project Update July 2021

The first information session for the Araluen Creek Restoration Project was held on Sunday 18th July and was well attended by 23 interested community members and landholders. This project is funded by the Bushfire Community Recovery & Resilience Fund through the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangement.

The primary aim of the project is to support the recovery of the Araluen Creek and its tributaries down to the confluence with the Deua River. Extensive drought, devastating bushfire and numerous major flooding events have caused significant damage and instability in the creek.

Together with partners the Local Land Service and Soil Conservation Service approximately 20 sites have been identified for remediation. On ground site assessments are scheduled to be undertaken in August with works to commence Summer 2021/22. These sites require immediate attention and efforts to stabilise erosion, sediment movement, stream deviations, weed infestation and instability.

A series of engaging workshops will be run by the Upper Shoalhaven Landcare Council in conjunction with the project, providing relevant information, technique and hands on demonstration.

To register your interest in attending please email

or call Bec Klomp on 0423 015 291.

  • Workshop No 1: Geology of the Araluen Valley 10am-2pm Saturday 21 August
  • Workshop No 2: Erosion Control 9:30am-12pm Sunday 12th September

Second project information and engagement session is to be held on

Friday 30th July, 2pm at the Araluen Hall.

(Currently Covid Safe however notification will be sent out if restrictions are upgraded)

Please come along as this project’s success is reliant on landholder participation and commitment.

For further information please contact Cath Harrison, Community Liaison E:

The original document can be found here.