Waratah Street

The unformed section of Waratah Street between Honour Avenue and New Street borders the upper reaches of Lawson Creek and its tributaries, and weed growth here is prolific. The area received bush regeneration and stream management attention in 2010.  Noticeable weed issues here are Privet, Scotch Broom, Japanese Honeysuckle and Blackberry.

Waratah Street (east) slashed for weed control Jan 2010

Waratah Street (east) slashed for weed control Jan 2010 (photo BMCC)

Rock lining of Lawson creek tributary to minimise sediment flows, Waratah street Jan 2010

Rock lining of Lawson Creek tributary to minimise sediment flows and support the unvegetated and eroded banks, Waratah Street Jan 2010 (Photo BMCC)

In July 2016 the bushcare group removed extensive amounts of Privet, Scotch Broom, Cootamundra Wattle and Tree Lucerne from the Waratah Street site (eastern section). These weeds can easily form dense thickets and encroach on and compromise the original bushland around the upper catchment of Lawson Creek. We try to maintain a weed free buffer zone around the good bush, but there still are dense patches of weed (Privet, Blackberry, Japanese Honeysuckle) in this area.

Broom, Tree Lucerne and Cootamundra Wattle in Waratah Street, July 2016

Broom, Tree Lucerne and Cootamundra Wattle in Waratah Street, July 2016 (Photo BMCC)

Wall of weeds, Waratah Street, August 2016

Wall of weeds, Waratah Street, August 2016

Diversity and beauty, intact Waratah Street bushland, July 2016

Diversity and beauty, intact Waratah Street bushland, July 2016

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