Revegetation to reap rewards for local Wishart wildlife

Powerlink and Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) roll out an environmental rehabilitation program, using 480 native plants to attract local wildlife. 

Powerlink and Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) rolled out its joint environmental rehabilitation program over the weekend (April 8), planting 480 native plants adjacent to Boyanda Street, in Wishart.

More than 14 volunteers gathered onsite, including members of Wishart Community Park Habitat Group, planting tirelessly across the 1,000 square metre area near Powerlink’s electricity transmission line. 

Powerlink Chief Executive Merryn York said this was another example of its longstanding partnership with B4C delivering significant environmental enhancements.

“We are proud to support this great team and look forward to seeing more positive environmental outcomes delivered,” Ms York said.

“The program has facilitated rehabilitation activity along Powerlink’s electricity transmission line easements in this part of Wishart.

“The work not only highlights Powerlink’s environmental and community commitments, but will attract local wildlife and improve visual amenity in the area for residents.”

B4C’s Lisa Bannister said the partnership with Powerlink had already seen the removal of exotic grasses and weeds, which provided the perfect canvas to plant native species on the site.

“Our partnership with Powerlink has been very strong over the years, and the rehabilitation of the area will see the native species thrive,” Ms Bannister said.

“The native plants will go a long way in attracting local wildlife to the area, plus provide a low maintenance solution for Powerlink’s transmission line easement.

“B4C thank all volunteers for their planting efforts over the weekend. We can’t wait to see these plants grow and benefit the area.”

Ongoing maintenance to protect the newly-planted seedlings will continue through to 2018.