Upper Belmore River Riparian Rehabilitation Project

Introduction

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The Upper Belmore River Riparian Rehabilitation Project (UBRRRP) has been developed in partnership between Kempsey Shire Council (KSC) and landholders directly connected to a five (5) kilometre stretch of Upper Belmore River – from the Upper Belmore Bridge to the head of the Belmore River.

The UBRRRP is fundamentally an environmental rehabilitation project that includes strategies and actions to address weed management, re-establishment of native vegetation, abate riverbank erosion and return natural hydraulic flow regimes within the Upper Belmore River with the aim of increasing native ecological biodiversity, improving environmental water quality parameters, and fostering improved landscape aesthetic values.

The actions proposed in the implementation strategy are consistent with management strategies identified in the Upper Belmore River Floodplain Management Strategy (2000) and the Lower Macleay Floodplain Management Study & Plan (1999) and the Macleay River Estuary Coastal Zone Management Plan (2011).

The timing and undertaking of specific rehabilitation actions described within the implementation strategy will be based on availability of funding opportunities.

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