MCLRP Stage 1 is about to begin!

   
  
   
  
    
  
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     PIC – Brad Robinson (Forestry Corporation), Joel Griggs, (JG Earthworks), Heath Matthi (Schmidt Quarries) and Peter Hazell (The Mulloon Institute).

PIC – Brad Robinson (Forestry Corporation), Joel Griggs, (JG Earthworks), Heath Matthi (Schmidt Quarries) and Peter Hazell (The Mulloon Institute).

Peter Hazell and Kelly Thorburn from The Mulloon Institute were excited to take suppliers and contractors out to the Stage 1 site of the Mulloon Community Landscape Rehydration Project this week to work out access and logistics.

Nine new structures will be installed at Gerry Carroll’s Mulloon Farm North property along a 2.5km stretch of Mulloon Creek. Two existing structures will also be augmented.

The log sill structures will be built using basalt rock from the Nerriga quarry, granite rock from on-farm, salvage logs from nearby Tallangatta State Forest and other locally sourced materials.

The Forestry Corporation are supplying logs, Schmidt Quarries are helping with rocks, and JG Earthworks will be bringing all the elements together under the supervision of TMI staff.

Peter Andrews OAM (TMI's Natural Sequence Farming Expert) is overall architect of the creek interventions and will oversee construction and provide general direction to TMI staff.

The MCLRP is a partnership between The Mulloon Institute and landholders in the Mulloon catchment that aims to restore the watershed's natural landscape function, with a focus on creek repair and erosion control. The project spans 23,000 hectares, 50 kilometres of creeks and tributaries, and involves more than 20 landholders.

Stage 1 works are expected to take approximately one month, beginning next week.

Huge thanks go to the NSW Environmental Trust who are funding this stage of the MCLRP, and to the NSW DPI's Office of Water for the giving the ‘go ahead’ for this initial stage of the project.