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Feb 112017
 

Message from Powerlink

Dear Resident,
Powerlink Queensland and the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) would like to inform you about an environmental rehabilitation project happening in your local area.

The project aims to increase vegetation density and rehabilitate the habitat with native plants to attract local wildlife to the area adjacent to Boyanda St, Wishart, near Powerlink’s electricity transmission line easement. On-ground works are expected to commence from Monday 13 February 2017 (weather permitting).

Powerlink, B4C and the local Wishart Outlook Bushcare Group will work together to enhance the site, which is just under 1,000 square metres in size. Powerlink will engage with these groups, as well as Brisbane City Council, to ensure the selection of native species planted is suitable for the area.

Project activities

1. Site preparation and weed control – from 13 February 2017
• Exotic grasses and weeds removed
• Dead and dying wattle trees felled and used for habitat enhancement
• Overgrown trees lopped.

2. Revegetation and tree plantings – from late March 2017
• Pre-planting activities, including digging holes and laying fresh mulch
• 480 native plant species will be planted to revegetate the site.

3. Site maintenance
• On-ground maintenance to protect the newly-planted seedlings will continue until February 2018. These activities will include watering and ongoing weed removal to nurture the plants and give them the best chance for survival.

Please note that for safety reasons, no unauthorised persons are allowed to enter the site while on-ground activities are being undertaken. Please observe the directions on any safety signage installed during these works. We also appreciate your help to respect and care for the new seedlings by keeping a reasonable distance once plantings take place.

At all times, we aim to conduct our activities with as little disruption as possible to nearby residents. Powerlink and B4C thank you for your patience while we undertake this important environmental project.

For further information: FREECALL 1800 635 369 | www.powerlink.com.au

For further information please contact:
Richard Beames – Works Control Manager Email: rbeames@powerlink.com.au Mobile: 0488 713 844

About Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C):
Established as an incorporated catchment and landcare group in 1997, B4C aims to protect, restore and maintain the Bulimba Creek catchment which covers 122 square kilometres and is one of Brisbane’s largest catchments. A community based social enterprise, B4C provides specialised ecological services through education and school projects, supporting bushcare groups and by providing the community with opportunities to participate in tree planting, weeding and other activities to enhance waterways and bushlands.
Find out more: www.bulimbacreek.org.au

About Powerlink Queensland:
Powerlink is a State Government Owned Corporation, which owns, develops, operates and maintains the high voltage electricity transmission network that extends 1700km from north of Cairns to the New South Wales border.
Find out more: www.powerlink.com.au/About_Powerlink/

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