Gooralong Brook restoration, Jarrahdale $15 000

Funding of $15,000 has been provided by the State NRM Office for restoration of a 400m reach of the Gooralong brook in Jarrahdale between the Old Mill Managers House and the Fjord crossing at Jarrahdale road. This project represents a partnership with the Jarrahdale Heritage Society and National Trust (WA).


people planting seedling at Gooralong Brook, Jarrahdale

National Tree Day Planting 2016


  • Intensive removal of large black wattle trees by the volunteers of the Jarrahdale Heritage Society within the 1.2ha project area.

  • Other weeds tackled by the group include arum lily, cotton bush and blackberry.

  • Contracted weed control also assisted with the significant weed burden in the area, attributed to the beautiful soil and historical clear felling during the timber era.

  • Some natural regeneration of native seed in the soil has occurred and this has been supplemented by planting of 6000 seedlings of native species.

  • Walk track installed for public access sensitive to the natural and heritage values of the project site (the site contains archaeological remains of the early timber industry in Jarrahdale).

  • Picnic table installed by the Jarrahdale Heritage Society at a suitable location along the track to encourage public use and appreciation of the area.

  • Contribution from the National Trust WA (land owners of the site) in the form of site visits and a cash contribution to the project outputs.

  • Conservation and Land Management trainees from Fairbridge Village assisted with planting 1500 seedlings in 2014 and the Green Army assisted with planting 3000 seedlings in 2015.

  • Contribution from Greening Australia and the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council in 2015 towards the cost of revegetation boosted the number of seedlings that were planted at the site.

  • Ongoing weed control and revegetation at the site will continue its restoration.


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