Smithtown Riverbank Restoration Project
The Smithtown Riverbank Restoration Project is a Nestlé funded, Council managed river bank project designed to rehabilitate a heavily weed invested section of the Lower Macleay River, on the river bank adjacent to Smithtown Park and the Nestlé factory at the end of Rawson Street.
The project has two components:
- The removal of weeds and the planting of over 500 native riparian rainforest trees and shrubs, and
- An educational component consisting of an interactive booklet highlighting the importance of riparian vegetation and a series of wall posters designed to be used by local Year 6 students to improve and increase their knowledge of the importance of riparian vegetation with emphasise on the Macleay River.