Northern Riverview Park

This project runs from behind 158 Union Street to the Wilson River.
northernriverview__0012 January 2014-This is a badly overgrown area at the Northern end of Riverview Park-Lot 168
northernriverview__0024 January 2014-Coral Trees, Billy Goat Weed, Convulvus Vine all will have to be cleared.
northernriverview__0034 January 2014-Shot of the creek (it is in there somewhere) looking East. Once again mostly exotic trees and weeds-Lot 168
trucks4 January 2014-Looking along the creek where it comes into the open, a couple of Coral Trees to be cut out, but not too bad.
northernriverview__0054 January 2014-A shot further down where some hard work will be needed.
northernriverview__0064 January 2014-Mulbery trees will be checked as you can get a Native tree as well as exotic Mulberry Trees.
northernriverview__0074 January 2014-There are quite a few Coral Trees to clear here.
northernriverview__0084 January 2014-This is the start of the LCC ground from where we will commence-Lot 168
northernriverview__009This is the Creek behind 158 Union Street.
northernriverview__010Behind 158 are some of the biggest Coral Trees I have seen.
northernriverview__011This is one of the major blockages to be cleared-Lot 160
northernriverview__012There are a number of Lomandra growing here which is good to see Lot 160
northernriverview__013This area is quite overgrown and a few Mulberry Trees are here that we are checking if they are native or exotic Lot 162
northernriverview__014Another blockage to be cleared Lot 164
northernriverview__015Unfortunately dumping here has been taking place like most of the creek that I have worked on-Lot 160
northernriverview__016Large Coral Tree fallen across the creek- Lot 160
northernriverview__017A large blockage here will take a bit of effort to clear-Lot 162.
northernriverview__018Very Dense undergrowth in many sections, like here impassable Lot 164.
northernriverview__019A small Whalebone tree trying to stay alive amongst the exotic vines.
northernriverview__020A blockage on the left to be cleared and a Mulberry Tree to check-Lot 164.
northernriverview__021More blockages, I do not think these will be much fun-Lot 164.
northernriverview__022This time a minor blockage-Lot 162.
northernriverview__023Overgrowth coming down to the creek-Near the start of Hernes Area.
northernriverview__024This is the creek closer to the river. You can see there are still more Coral Trees to be removed.
northernriverview__025This large tree is one of 4 that has fallen across the creek onto the western side-Lot 166.
northernriverview__026Part of the undergrowth looking North-Upper area of 166.
northernriverview__0274/1/14 – These are just a few of the Coral Trees coming through the undergrowth. As can be seen the creek has been always used as a dumping ground-Lower area 166.
northernriverview__0286/2014 – The Coral Trees are dying now after poisoning with Roundup. This is the Northern end-Lot 158.
northernriverview__0296/2014 – These are Coral Trees at the Southern end dying back now-Lot 168.
northernriverview__0306/2014 – The first clearing has started. This is the Southern end. There is actually a creek in there after all-Lot 168.
northernriverview__031This area almost cleared, still a number of logs in creek on the RHS of photo-Lot 168.
northernriverview__032One blockage cleared here another 3 or 4 to go-Lot 168
northernriverview__033Starting to clear further down western bank, already cut down about 45 Coral Trees-Lot 168.
northernriverview__034When clearing you do not always like what you find. A very large tyre and a major blockage-Lot 168.

DSCN0446The large tyre removed and the blockage cleared. This job took about 4 hours work and I still need to continue tidying the banks where the rubbish was pulled from the blockage-Lot 168

DSCN0503This is looking up the creek from the next photo all the clearing is done, however, this leaves a lot to pick up and take away-Lot 166.

DSCN0502This area is now fairly clean. We will start to spread more wood chip and plant out the banks. I have walked the creek and removed a lot of plastic, another tyre and a lot of rotting wood. Another blockage cleared to the left of this photo. This picture is roughly the same area depicted in photo 3-Lot 168.

Another view of southern bank, creek cleared and wood chip done
Another view of southern bank, creek cleared and wood chip done
We have wood chip on the bank now upto Block 166
We have wood chip on the bank now upto Block 166

 

More Clearing done in this area removal of green waste to be done.
More Clearing done in this area removal of green waste to be done-Lot 166.
Creek badly blocked here
Creek badly blocked here-Lot 164
Blockage cleared, I will get into creek and remove last of blockage
Blockage cleared, I will get into creek and remove last of blockage
These tree trunks have been pulled out of the creek with the 4WD
These tree trunks have been pulled out of the creek with the 4WD-Lot 168
Unhooking chains from the 3rd log from the creek blockage
Unhooking chains from the 3rd log from the creek blockage
Clean up underway and chipping trees at northern end of project.
Clean up underway and chipping trees at northern end of project-Lot 158.
Steve Cubis Tree Felling has been very generous with his time and equipment.
Steve Cubis Tree Lopping has been very generous with his time and equipment.
Large logs which will not go through chipper. They will be cut into small section for disposal.
Large logs which will not go through chipper. I will cut them into small section for disposal-Lot 158.
Coral trees have been pulled up bank and put through chipper.
Coral trees have been pulled up bank and put through chipper-lot 158.

DSCN0527Another Blockage evident. The stakes in the background are small native trees we have found amongst the rubbish-Lot 160.

Centre section of project-stakes indicating more trees to save-this top section cleared.
Centre section of project-stakes indicating more trees to save-this top section cleared-Lot 162-164.
Notice in the creek the last blockage to be cleared and that the last of the trees and undergrowth are now all down.
Notice in the creek the last blockage to be cleared and that the last of the trees and undergrowth are now all down Lot 162-164.
This is a stand of Sweet Myrtle (Gossia Fragrantaissimia) a very rare tree.
This is a stand of Sweet Myrtle (Gossia Fragrantaissimia) a very rare tree-Lot 164.

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This is the area where illegal dumping has taken place. Because of its content the Council are checking what is there-lot 160.

New section behind 158-have used brushcutter to clear area
New section behind 158-have used brushcutter to clear area

 

This area is a little further round than previous photo-once again clearing and disposing rubbish
This area is a little further round than previous photo-once again clearing and disposing rubbish
There were 2 blockages here-fairly easily removed.
There were 2 blockages here-fairly easily removed.
On National Tree Day on Sunday we planted 78 trees and shrubs.
On National Tree Day on Sunday we planted 78 trees and shrubs-Lot 168.
This is the area behind 166 Union-all trees removed -need to rake up what is left and dig out stumps.
This is the area behind 166 Union-all trees removed -need to rake up what is left and dig out stumps-Lot 166.
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    This is behind 158-large logs have been cut up and disposed of-and general clean up doneThis is another photo taken a little higher up

  • This is behind 158-large logs have been cut up and disposed of-and general clean up done
  • This is behind 158-large logs have been cut up and disposed of-and general clean up done
This a minor blockage downstream from where I have been working.
This a minor blockage downstream from where I have been working.

 

This major blockage is just before the minor block shown previously-this will be a serious job.
This major blockage is just before the minor block shown previously-this will be a serious job-Lot 168.
This is 166 from the top-all clear.
This is 166 from the top-all clear.

 

This is 164/162-top has been cleared and we are starting to barrow in wood chip.
This is 164/162-top has been cleared and we are starting to barrow in wood chip.

 

4.5hrs later-major blockage gone.
4.5hrs later-major blockage gone-Lot 168.
7 metres of wood chip shovel/barrow and top section of 164 covered.
7 metres of wood chip shovel/barrow and top section of 164 covered.
23/8/14-Creek swollen by overnight rains
23/8/14-Creek swollen by overnight rains

 

Another photo taken from the North
23/8/14 – Another photo taken from the North
The water continued to rise.
24/8/14 – The water continued to rise.

 

Flooding further up creek.
24/8/14 – Flooding further up creek
This is the Northern section of the last 600metres to the Wilson River
27/10/14 – This is the Northern section of the last 600 metres to the Wilsons River
This is the same section of the creek looking towards the river
27/10/14 – This is the same section of the creek looking towards the river
Clearing this area of Coral Trees is underway.
2/11/14 – Clearing this area of Coral Trees is underway.
This area is up river from previous photo.
5/11/14 – This area is up river from previous photo.
This is next to previous photo.
5/11/14 – This is next to previous photo-ready for clearing.
Clearing Underway.
5/11/14 – Clearing Underway.
Starting to clear second section.
5/11/14 – Starting to clear second section.
Cutting of all Coral Trees is underway in this section.
21/11/14 – Cutting of all Coral Trees is underway in this section.
That is the last of the cutting. I have already cut ahead to the mouth of the creek. Last Coral down on this project. Thank Heavens!!
21/11/14 – That is the last of the cutting. I have already cut ahead to the mouth of the creek. Last Coral down on this project. Thank Heavens!!
Next job is wading the creek and removing rubbish and blockages.
21/11/14 – Next job is wading the creek and removing rubbish and blockages.
Another load for the green waste recycling centre.
23/11/14 – Another load for the green waste recycling centre.
I have dragged all the Coral Trees into a pile for disposal.
23/11/14 – I have dragged all the Coral Trees into a pile for disposal.
Blockage near Hernes
13/9/14 – Blockage near Hernes
A little further along from previous photo.
13/9/14 – A little further along from previous photo.
More work to do.
13/9/14 – More work to do.
Behind the trees-another blockage.
13/9/14 – Behind the trees-another blockage.

This is on the western end of the blockages.                               13/9/14 – Maybe the 4WD and chains will be needed here.

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This was part of one of the blockages. Thank you 4WD
24/11/14 – This was part of one of the blockages. Thank you 4WD
Trees have been chipped and clean up done.
28/11/14 – Trees have been chipped and clean up done.
First section opened up.
28/11/14-First section opened up.
Second Section now cleared.
28/11/14 – Second Section now cleared.

Final clean up done -All Coral tree stumps have been dug out-Planting next.10/12/14 – Final Clean up done-All smaller Coral tree stumps dug out-Planting next

This section a little further down the creek-also ready for planting.
10/12/14 – This section a little further down the creek-also ready for planting.
Planting has started in the first section.
14/12/14 – Planting has started in the first section.
Last of the stumps dug out and trees and Lomandra planted.
6/1/15 – Last of the stumps dug out and trees and Lomandra planted-This section finished-Lot 166.
This area at Northern nd of Park all planted out, except for top section of rise in the background, awaiting better weather as this is a very dry area.
6/1/15 – This area at Northern end of Park all planted out, except for top section of rise in the background, awaiting better weather as this is a very dry area-Lot 168.
This area cleared -LCC are coming to clear creek with excavator.
20/1/15 – This area cleared -LCC are coming to clear creek
with excavator.
This is the last section to the Wilson River-Almost there.
20/1/15 – This is the last section to the Wilson River-Almost there.
This section has been cleared of regrowth and I have 30 plants to go in.
5/2/15 – This section has been cleared of regrowth and I have 30 plants to go in.
20/2/15-Creek starting to rise-Lot 168
20/2/15-Creek starting to rise-Lot 168
20/2/15-Flooding below Hernes.
20/2/15-Flooding below Hernes.
20/2/15-Looking upstream from Pump Station.
20/2/15-Looking upstream from Pump Station.
21/2/15-Water still rising-Lot 166/168
21/2/15-Water still rising-Lot 166/168
21/2/15- Looking upstream from Pump Station.
21/2/15- Looking upstream from Pump Station.
26/3/15-LCC has cleared last section of Creek.
26/3/15-LCC has cleared last section of Creek.
26/3/15-Second section cleared-water is clearing up.
26/3/15-Second section cleared-water is clearing up.
26/3/15-This is the third section that has been cleared
26/3/15-This is the third section that has been cleared
15/4/15-Starting to clear the large Coral trees I poisoned about 18months ago.
15/4/15-Starting to clear the large Coral trees I poisoned about 18months ago.
15/4/15-Further along the creek ore more trees being removed.
15/4/15-Further along the creek are more trees being removed.
17/4/15-Still more to be done.
17/4/15-Still more to be done.
28/4/15- Starting on dead Corals upstream from last photos.
28/4/15- Starting on dead Corals upstream from last photos.
8/5/15- Debris that needs cleaning after flood.
8/5/15- Debris that needs cleaning after flood.
30/6/15-Sue and myself started planting in this very bogy area-Lomandra
30/6/15-Sue and myself started planting in this very boggy area-Lomandra and sedges.
21/7/17-Trees trying to recover after flood.
21/07/17-Tree garden created by Green Army.
21/7/17-Lomandra doing well, some trees very flood effected.
21/7/17-2 Rare trees covered in exotic vines, Green Army started to clear vines.
2/8/17-Green Army have done a wonderful job in clearing the vines from these 2 trees.
2/8/17-About 60 trees planted by Green Army, a great effort.
18/8/1917-Planting done along bank.
18/8/17-Trees have been added here to older trees.
12/9/17-Bank has been cleared and trees pruned where required.
11/9/17-Eastern bank near Pump Station cleared and then mown.
20/7/18-this is first area to be rehabilitated.
20/7/18-Continuing on.

20/7/18- A little further along.

20/7/18-Next Section.
20/7/18-Slightly more open here.
20/7/18-This is closer to the bend in the Creek.
20/7/18-All Exotic Mulberry Trees.
28/7/18-This area of the creek was worked on first. All the small Coral Trees were poisoned which would keep this area clear while we started the main work.
28/7/18-Drain cleared and a lot of foreign matter removed.
29/7/18-Starting along the first section.
6/8/19 – Next section to be cleared.
6/8/18- Clearing next section moving West.
10/8/18-Another section cleared.
12/8/18-A lot of the Exotic Mulberry trees have been cleared.
14/8/18-This is the section on the corner of the creek. We have a recliner chair if we get too weary.
15/8/18-This is to the left, that is upstream from previous photo.
15/8/18-Moving a little further upstream.
15/8/18-Moving upstream.
15/8/18-Looking North further along.
22/8/18-Turning the corner in the Creek-Cleared and planting done.
22/8/18-A bit further upstream, clearing and planting.
22/8/18-More clearing and planting done.
28/8/18-This is the top section above the Creek on the Eastern End.
28/8/18-Clearing Underway.
29/8/18-This is from the South Side showing clearing and trees we have found.
30/8/2018-Managed to free up Black Bean Tree, was covered with vines.
30/8/2018-The bulk of the Green Waste has been mulched.

4/09/2018-All waste removed from the front section-some more planting and it is done.
4/09/2018-Looking from the top-area cleared in second section.
4/09/2018-Next section- clearing has commenced.
4/09/2018-Rare natives growing under vines and fallen tree.

 

6/09/2018-Looking accross the creek to the cleared area.( Compare these photos with the first 4 photos on 20/7//2018)
6/09/2018-This photo is to the East of previous photo
6/09/2018-Once again photo to the east of previous. Note: Large number of native trees regrowth.
6/09/2018-The last photo accross the cleared area.
11/09/2018-Starting to clear west end.
12/09/2018-Clearing privet/vines from wooded section at west end. Mark all regen. trees and shrubs.
18/09/2018-Clearing privet/Asparagus vine/Balloon Vine etc.
18/09/2018-Further Clearing to the RHS of last photo.
19/9/18-Creek blockage that will need attention.
22/9/18-Looking from the top towards the south west.
22/9/18-From the Top looking West.
22/9/18-A little further towards the North. Serious work here.
22/9/18-Final section from top-to the RHS of last photo.
9/10/18-This is a “wild” looking Mulbery Tree, over the years forced down by all sorts of vines, just grew this way .
11/10/2018-The rain has come at last. This is the Eastern end of cleared area.
11/10/2018-Looking towards Pump Station.
24/10/2018-This area finally cleared. This area was very hard work.
24/10/2018-This photo is to the the right of previous photo.
31/10/2018-Top of Southern section being cleared.
31/10/2018-Further along-Privet trees and vines we had cut and stacked removed.
14/11/2018-Clearing started along west side.
14/11/2018Further Along.
15/11/2018-More clearing-next day
20/11/2018-Major cleanup today. (Compare with 22/9/2018)
20/11/2018-Further Clearing
21/11/2018-The first clearing underway-Northern End.
21/11/2018-To the RHS of previous photo.
21/11/2018-Again to the RHS of previous photo-More work to be done.
23/11/2018-Further Clearing at the Northern End.
23/11/2018-More clearing to the right of previous photo, you can now access the Creek(Middle of photo)
24/11/2018-More clearing done. In the foreground is Green Waste, at the back of the photo you can see the clearing that has been done.
4/12/18-This section almost done-looking SE from North End.
4/12/2018- Cleared Centre of site where we are working now.
5/12/2018-Section we have been clearing-photo taken from East looking west.
11/12/2018-Bank was covered with Lantana and vines-also illegal dumping. First plants at the base.
15/02/2019-North end section cleared, ready for planting.
12/02/2019-Section next to previous photo also ready for planting.
15/02/2019-Section to Left, a little more to be done and also will be ready for planting.

 

5/3/19-Last of the harder clearing done today.
20/3/19-Looking West-Coral Trees Gradually dying.
20/3/19-Section on west side of truck park ready for planting

 

 

 

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