Ironbark Creek Rehabilitation

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The award-winning rehabilitation of Ironbark Creek is continuing, with the latest stage now underway. This stage focuses on 350 metres of creek line from Croudace Road, Elermore Vale to Lewis Street Oval, Wallsend.

The project will renaturalise the channel, replacing weeds with thousands of suitable native plants on the creek banks; and installing rockwork to better protect the creek as well as public and private assets.

The works will produce an environmentally friendly watercourse which will improve flows and help make the creek and floodplain behave in more predictable ways during major floods. It will include maintenance access to the channel near Croudace Road for debris removal, for example after floods. The project will also improve our local tree canopy corridors and habitat making the area friendlier for native plants, birds and animals.

This stage, which will be finalised by mid 2023 (pending weather), extends more than a decade of previously successful, award-winning work for Ironbark Creek (wider catchment pictured below) - from Elermore Vale Park downstream to Wallsend Park, where the creek flows into a Hunter Water channel.

The current works follow the 150 metre long rehabilitation that took place just south of the Barney Street Footbridge.

The next two stages are currently in the design phase and will integrate with the Cowper Street culvert upgrade works.

To find out more, visit Our Catchments and Watercourses