CUMBERLAND PLAIN WOODLAND RETENTION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT
Earth Repair Ecology Pty Ltd has been contracted by Endeavour Energy to carry out the ecological restoration of a small Cumberland Plain Woodland remnant at the West Liverpool Zone Substation, located at Hoxton Park near the M7.Cumberland Plain Woodland is listed as an Endangered Ecological Community under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act.
Extensive weed control was carried out for african box thorn and the invasive perennial african love grass prior to the installation of mulch and native tubestock. Small areas of native grasses and herbs such as Chloris ventricosa (Tall windmill grass), Dichondra repens (Kidney weed) and Plectranthus parviflorus (Cockspur Flower) identified at the commencement of the project were protected during the works.
The site was revegetated in October 2012 with 9,100 tubestock with an emphasis on native grasses. By December 2013 many of these had produced substantial quantities of seed which was collected and broadcast throughout the site.
The mulch selected for the project was manufactured from recycled green waste and post-consumer wood waste sourced from a local supplier and therefore had a relatively low environmental impact. All tubestock were propagated from seed collected from Western Sydney bushland remnants.