Dragonfly Environmental were contracted by Pittwater Council to conduct works which included over 48 000m2 of riparian zone restoration and landscaping in the Warriewood Valley. This comprised of soil amelioration, mulching and planting works. Planting included 220,000 tube stock, 10,000 6-8 inch pots, 300 x 25L, 250 x 75L and installation of 7 x 3m Cabbage Tree Palms. Dragonfly Environmental is currently managing noxious and environmental weeds in a section of Fern Creek.
Dragonfly Environmental conducted works for Sydney Water and Water Delivery Alliance which involved the installation of over 100,000 plants as part of the dune restoration plan at Cooks Park, Kyeemagh. The dune restoration site and erosion control materials were also bush regenerated and maintained by Dragonfly Environmental for six months.
Working for Rockdale City Council during the 2010 – 2011 period, Dragonfly Environmental were involved in the creek bank restoration and were responsible for all the riparian planting and the on-going maintenance. The wetland and creek works have been recognised by the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authorities and others as exceptional.
Dragonfly Environmental also designed a wetland for Coolibah Reserve transforming a weedy puddle into a wetland dominated by native aquatic plants and surrounded by terrestrial native species.
Working for Warringah Council, Dragonfly Environmental undertook bush regeneration that involved the suppression of noxious and environmental weeds at 12 sites. These sites comprised of estuarine lagoons, creek-line corridors, riparian and terrestrial areas. The works involved 1800 bush regeneration hours for the contract and the supply and installation of 2500 plants.
Egg and Possum Skull found in Tree Hollow – Owl expected.
Noisy Minors – prolific
Hollows in trees – great habitat
Brush tail Possum in tree hollow
Habitat for many animals including Micro-bats – under the flaking wood.
Male Water Dragon – just outside the resort
Scaly Breasted Lorikeet
Entrance to the Ocean – Umina Beach
White’s Skink in a tree hollow, Photo Cameron Radford
Brush-tail Possums common and abundant – seen here with red filter over the spotlight – the red reduces the brightness of the light and is less disturbing to wildlife.
Bushland adjoining the resort – termite nest with Kookaburra nest (above) Kookaburra leaving nest (below)
Bushland adjoining the resort – Satin Bower Bird display area – Wonderful!
Cameron inspecting the tree hollow and signs of wild-life.
Tree inspection for wildlife by Dragonfly Environmental
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Working with Rockdale City Council, Dragonfly Environmental conducted the restoration of wetland and surrounds including Endangered Ecological Communities; Sydney Fresh Water Wetlands and Sydney Coastal Estuarine Swamp Forest Complex. The completion of this project involved over 1800 bush regeneration hours.
Working with Pittwater Council, Dragonfly Environmental put in over 1400 bush regeneration hours per year. This work was extremely successful and involved the control of Ludwigia peruviana and heavy infestations of Coral Trees throughout Warriewood Wetlands, as well as the maintenance of areas of good remnant bushland and areas that were recently revegetated.
Dragonfly Environmental conducted bush regeneration and wetland maintenance projects at 15 sites throughout the Hornsby and Shire Councils. The sites comprised of creek-line corridors, sedimentation basins, water quality control ponds, and wetlands and terrestrial areas in Blue gum High Top Forest. These projects involved over 1400 hours per year, and focused on the suppression of noxious and environmental weeds.
Working with Sydney Ports Corporation and Baulderstone Hornibrook, Dragonfly Environmental project manages environmental restoration works in Penryhn Estuary, and is employed as the Saltmarsh Ecologist for the site.
Work we have conducted includes:
- GIS mapping of existing Saltmarsh;
- Generating technical information relating to the Saltmarsh community and restoration works;
- The translocation of 1500m2 of Saltmarsh;
- The collection of seed and propagation of 220,000 Saltmarsh plants;
- Continued scientific monitoring of existing Saltmarsh and re-created areas;
- The planting and maintenance of existing and newly created areas;
- Bush regeneration works, which have eradicated over four Hectares of Bitou Bush from the Penryhn Estuary foreshore;
- The planting of over 300,000 dune plants.
This Project was HIGHLY COMMENDED at the 2011 Engineers Aust. Excellence Awards.