Community to set vision for Green Valley Creek

Published Wednesday, 19th August 2015

Fairfield City Council is calling on residents to help set the direction and vision for the Green Valley Creek Rehabilitation Project.

Council will be holding two community consultation days on Saturday 29 August 11.00am–2.30pm at Sappho Street Reserve, Canley Heights and Saturday 19 September 11.00am–2.30pm at Crosio Place, Bonnyrigg.

Mayor of Fairfield City, Frank Carbone, said that the project is excellent news for Green Valley Creek.

“The Green Valley Creek Rehabilitation Project will protect and improve our natural environment. It will improve water quality, increase and restore native habitat diversity and provide greater amenity for residents while protecting public and private assets,” Mayor Carbone said.

“I encourage everyone to come along to Council’s consultation days to have input into this important restoration project.

“The Green Valley Creek works will complement other rehabilitation projects in the area including a section of Green Valley Creek opposite the Mount Pritchard and District Community Club which was rehabilitated in 2008 and two bank stabilisation projects that are located downstream along Orphan School Creek, Hawkesbury Street at Canley Heights and Baragoola Street, Fairfield West, that were completed in 2012 and 2013,” Mayor Carbone said.

Green Valley Creek is one of three major tributaries flowing into Prospect Creek and is approximately 6km long. Like many urban creeks it has been severely degraded and impacted by increased stormwater runoff caused by urban development. This has led to significant creek bed and bank erosion along sections of creek.

Community consultation dates

Saturday 29 August 2015
Sappho Street Reserve (un-signed open grassed reserve area)
Canley Heights
11am–2.30pm

Saturday 19 September 2015
Crosio Place (un-signed open grassed reserve area)
Bonnyrigg
11am–2.30pm

A free barbecue and light refreshments will be provided on both days.

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