Wollongong City Council Land Management & Rehabilitation, Waterways Rehabilitation, Commercial Landscaping, Eco Construction, Professional Advice & Reporting
Byarong Creek forms part of the Allans Creek Catchment, a flood-prone area within the Wollongong LGA that has experienced degradation and stream bank erosion.
Since preparing a Vegetation Management Plan in 2005, Southern Habitat has conducted riparian restoration and regeneration works along a stretch of approximately 700 metres of the creek to improve bank stability and the visual aesthetic of the area.
Removed woody weeds such as Coral and Willow trees from the creek
Hand-weeded instream areas and targeted control of impediments to stormwater flow
Reinstated native vegetation to enhance embankment stability
Removed invasive weeds including Turkey Rhubarb, Asparagus Fern, Morning Glory, Madeira Vine, Moth Vine and Cassia that threatened remaining native vegetation
Addressed weed infestation by establishing healthy native ground and low shrub coverage
Continued weed control with augmentation planting, mostly groundcovers to maintain visual clarity throughout under storey