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In this area of Epping, the Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) naturally occurs so the main objective of this project was to provide essential habitat value to support this vulnerable species. This also provides habitat for other wildlife species including other reptiles such as Striped Legless Lizard (Delmar impar) that are vulnerable; invertebrates such as the Golden Sun Moth (Synemon plana) that are critically endangered; and a population of Eastern Grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus). This project has aquatic and terrestrial elements with tussock species and rocks to provide necessary habitat for wildlife. There was also an opportunity to reinstate River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) along the corridor to support the species being removed for development.

Part of this project included planting and maintaining trees to line the street throughout the estate. These were to provide shade over the hard surfaces and reduce the impact of land fragmentation. The maintenance of street trees included: watering, weed control, mulch and formative pruning.

This project allowed us to make a significant contribution to biodiversity and habitat creation, to ensure that these precious and threatened species on our peri-urban fringe are able to meet their needs.


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