Landcare Broken Hill University Dams Project
The University Dams site lies within the Broken Hill's nationally significant Regeneration Belt which surrounds the city. Largely created in the 1930s this greenbelt was one of Australia's earliest large scale regeneration projects, reclaiming land that has been denuded by tree clearance and over grazing. It was suffering from erosion and sand drift. Abatement works have in more recent times been carried out at the University Dams site which is a former tailing dams area. Contaminated mine waste has been removed and local soil now covers the site. The area is now in need of planting with indigenous species to enhance its ecological values. Objectives: To reinstate a botanically diverse landscape which supports a range of local fauna. To stabilise the soil and prevent wind and water erosion. To improve the aesthetics of the Regeneration Belt which has suffered from prolonged extreme drought. To service a teaching site for Arid Zone rehabilitation on former mine sites.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 30 August 2020
9:30am to 4:30pm
Corner Queen Street and Jamieson Street
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
The University Dams site within the Regeneration Reserve is accessed via a gateway at the corner of Queen Street and Jamieson Street in South Broken Hill.
Car parking available at site. Wear a sun hat, sensible shoes and appropriate clothing. There are no toilet facilities within the vicinity.
Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks