Georges Riverkeeper has successfully completed a NSW Environment Trust grant project to improve ecosystem and environmental assets within the Oyster Creek Gully habitat corridor, located in Jannali and Kirrawee.
The $47,000 grant for the Oyster Creek Gully project (a joint project between Georges Riverkeeper and Sutherland Shire Council) funded on-ground works to control invasive weeds and revegetate in order to improve native biodiversity and rehabilitate this significant ecological and habitat corridor.
Works took place over three years from 2019 to 2021 and were conducted by contractors and three local Bushcare volunteer groups.
To engage the community in the project, Georges Riverkeeper and Sutherland Shire Council produced 44 social media posts, onsite signage and held three workshops at the site.
Oyster Creek Gully is 7.35 hectares of remnant bushland located within urban development. The site's ecological condition has been degraded through increased and flashier stormwater flows, increased nutrients and contaminants, increased weed populations and decreased native biodiversity.
This project was funded through the NSW Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation grants program.
To volunteer with the Bushcare groups listed below that helped to restore this site and will contribute to its ongoing maintenance, please contact Sutherland Shire Council.
Tea Tree Place – 1st Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm
Oyster Creek Gully (Glendale Place) – 1st Sunday of the month, 1:00 pm
Surrey Place – 1st Tuesday of the month, 1:00 pm
Project update: Stage 1 completed
Project update: COVID-19 puts Bushcare on hold
Project update: Stage 2 completed
Problems on site before works started
Images showing issues such as woody weeds and rubbish on site, before works commenced.
Before and after photos
Images showing the site before and after works.