Residents of North Lismore are keen to rehabilitate Slaters Creek as part of a Reconnecting to Country project. Photo by Laurie Axtens.
Residents of North Lismore are keen to rehabilitate Slaters Creek as part of a Reconnecting to Country project. Photo by Laurie Axtens.

Plans for Slaters Creek rehab

A detailed plan of the proposed Slaters Creek revegetation design project will be presented at a public meeting next Thursday, November 19.

The plans will be discussed as part of the Reconnecting to Country Project. There will be an opportunity for public discussion and comment about the plans, as well as discussion about the organisational work needed to complete the project.

“The design plans for Slaters Creek in North Lismore include building a walking track from Bridge St to Flick St near the showground and another walking track down to and along the creek,” Lismore City Council catchment mangagement officer Vanessa Tallon said.

An Indigenous artist has been commissioned to create interpretive signage along the creek track, which will detail some of the cultural uses of natural resources in the area.

The bulk of the project will be revegetating the creek with native plants.

“This project is really needed in North Lismore,” Ms Tallon said. “It will beautify the area and give locals a healthy place to walk and sit down and view the creek.

“It will improve the habitat values of the site, as well as water quality. We will also be stabilising the area and reducing the spread of weeds to sites downstream.”

The Reconnecting to Country Project is a community-based project funded by the NSW Environment Trust and Lismore City Council and managed by Rous Water, Sustainable Futures Australia and the Widjabul people of the Bundjalung Nation.

The meeting is at the Italo Club at 5.30pm and children are welcome. For more information, phone Vicki Findlay on 0416 150 659.


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