River Repair Bus cleans up

Article image - River Repair Bus cleans up Team Leader of Ozfish Inland Waterways, David Harris, thanked Council for the opportunity to make an impact along the Macquarie River and tributaries.

The Ozfish Inland Waterways River Repair Bus team has been hard at work cleaning up reserves and waterways in Narromine Shire, New South Wales.

The $20,000 project was made possible through the Drought Communities Programme (DCP) which aims to deliver benefits in drought declared Council areas by supporting investment in local infrastructure activities.

The work included:

  • removal of large items of rubbish such as old steel, fridges, burnt out vehicles, tyres, mattresses and building materials; and smaller litter such as bottles, tins, cans, oil drums and filters
  • observation of weeds including tiger pear, castor oil, Noogoora burr, white cedar, and
  • evaluation of bin replacements and further signage needed.

General Manager, Jane Redden, said, “Council would like to thank the River Repair Bus for their hard work over the past fortnight helping to clean up our reserves and waterways.

“We would also like to thank the Australian Government for making this project possible through the Drought Communities Programme.

“Our Community Strategic Plan includes the following objectives, which this project has helped to meet: identify and protect areas of high natural value; enhance, protect and celebrate our river systems and wetlands; and support the work of local environmental groups that improves the natural diversity of our environmentally sensitive areas.”