Environmental Projects

Brooke Moore Woodland

With financial assistance from the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust, Council in cooperation with Greening Bathurst has an on-going project to conserve and enhance a rare remnant of native vegetation in urban Bathurst.

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Maintenance Programs

Over recent years extensive research into the roles of ground covering vegetation has recognised the importance of deep rooted perennial vegetation in maintaining water quality.  As a result, guidelines and recommendations within national, state, regional and local planning instruments and relevant government legislation are guiding significant change in the ways that ground covering vegetation is managed.

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Restoring Regent Honeyeater Habitat in the Bathurst Region

Bathurst Regional Council has been successful in receiving funding from the NSW Environmental Trust for a project titled "Restoring Regent Honeyeater Habitat in the Bathurst Region".

The Regent Honeyeater is listed as critically endangered under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act, 1995 with estimates of remaining numbers being between 800 and 2,000 birds. The major threat to this bird is the loss of habitat, particularly in open woodland and riparian casuarina forests.

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Reviving Raglan Creek

Overview of Project

The Raglan Creek sub-catchment is the largest sub-catchment in the city of Bathurst and incorporates the highly visible landscape of the eastern gateway to the city. The top of Raglan Creek begins just east of Raglan, flowing down to the Macquarie River, entering it 2km south east of Eglington. It incorporates rural, residential, recreational and commercial land.  The creek system is subject to a number of pressures which contribute to poor water quality.  These include:

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Tree Preservation and Management Policy

Trees provide soil stability, shade and shelter that are considered necessary in this climate. They are the basis for the retention and restoration of our dwindling wildlife and environment and create much of the oxygen needed by man.

Council has placed a tree preservation order on trees situated within various Heritage Conservation Areas throughout the Bathurst Region, including a number of villages.

The Tree Preservation and Management Policy aims to protect, preserve, manage and enhance the environmental amenity, special landscape characteristics and the ecological values of trees within Heritage Conservation Areas of the Bathurst Regional Local Government Area (LGA).

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