Nepean River biodiversity corridor landholder guide created

Posted 4 months ago

The Nepean River

Protecting and restoring the local environment has become even easier with Council developing the ‘Caring for the Nepean River: A Guide for Landholders’.

The Nepean River corridor has been identified as a high priority biodiversity corridor within the local biodiversity strategy for the Camden area, connecting larger habitat patches and allowing movement of native plants and animals that cannot easily move through urban environments.

Council has developed the ‘Caring for the Nepean River: A Guide for Landholders’ to summarise the management actions Council will implement to deliver long term protection and management of the biodiversity values of the Corridor.

The guide provides landholders with important information about the bushland found on their property and what key actions can be undertaken to protect the environmental values of this land.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the guide gives residents the opportunity to help keep their local environment in the best condition.

“The Nepean River is a significant corridor that supports an abundant biodiversity of native plants and animals,” Cr Fedeli said.

“Council is responsible for managing remnant vegetation within public land, however the majority of vegetation along the Nepean River corridor is on private land.

“The Nepean River is home to more than 50 fish species and is considered to be in good condition for freshwater fish communities. As well as that, most recent surveys identified a total of 156 plant species within the Nepean River corridor, including 95 native species.

“We are very lucky to be living amongst such a beautiful setting and it is our responsibility as a community to work together to protect and enhance our natural areas.

“I encourage residents and businesses along the corridor to contact Council to obtain a copy of the ‘Caring for the Nepean River: A Guide for Landholders’.

The Guide provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in the conservation of native plants and animals.

Local landholders can make a difference by taking some simple steps, including:

  • Control weeds on your property;
  • Control pest animals;
  • Control erosion of riverbanks;
  • Improve water quality; and
  • Protect and install native vegetation.

A copy of the ‘Caring for the Nepean River: A Guide for Landholders’ can be downloaded from our Biodiversity page under Plans, Strategies and Policies and hard copies are available from Council’s Oran Park Administration Building.

For more information in relation to the Nepean River Biodiversity Corridor Landholder Guide, contact Council’s Sustainability Team on 4654 7777.

 

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