Green light for Mulloon rehydration works

The Mulloon Institute is now authorised to begin works in the Mulloon Creek near Bungendore, as part of the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project (MCLRP).

The works will involve the construction of erosion control and floodplain rehydration structures at Mulloon Farm North, owned by Gerry Carroll.

A thorough and detailed report outlining the proposed works was provided to the NSW DPI Office of Water for close scrutiny before permission was granted in late November 2017.

“Being authorised to carry out the ‘in-creek’ works of the MCLRP by NSW DPI – Water is instrumental to the project’s success and a fantastic outcome”, said Gary Nairn AO, the Institute’s chairman.

The Mulloon Institute was recently declared a NSW Landcare Champion for Excellence in Sustainable Farm Practices and its work has also been recognised by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

The MCLRP is based on the work of independent landscape thinker Peter Andrews OAM and aims to rebuild the natural landscape function of the entire Mulloon catchment.

The project currently spans 23,000 hectares and 50 kilometres of creeks and tributaries, and involves more than 20 local landholders.

Previously, on-ground works for the project have concentrated on small erosion gullies, which were carried out by the Australian Government’s Green Army and didn’t require special permission.

“We’re thrilled to now have the go ahead to undertake works that will revitalize Mulloon Creek“, said Peter Hazell, MCLRP Project Coordinator. 

Peter Andrews explains parts of the MCLRP to David Zerafa (left) from DPI Office of Water, alongside Founder Tony Coote and project coordinator Peter Hazell.

Peter Andrews explains parts of the MCLRP to David Zerafa (left) from DPI Office of Water, alongside Founder Tony Coote and project coordinator Peter Hazell.