07/04/2022

Your reservoir reserves are brimming with natural beauty. As well as being pretty to look at, the flora plays an incredibly important role in protecting drinking water catchment.

An example of this revegetation work is happening at Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve.

Adjacent to the Bridge Visitor Hub, located on the southern side of the reservoir reserve is a large open space that is currently being seeded with native grasses.

The native grasses help protect your drinking water by filtering stormwater runoff, stopping erosion and improving biodiversity.

Planting native grasses and other native species also helps to reduce the degradation of natural habitats by protecting and preventing the extinction of threatened species.

Once established, the Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve planting will help create a green open space to support and promote the health and wellbeing of the community.

Establishing native grasses may take a little time, so fencing will be constructed to enable them to become established, build a seed bank and recover from any fauna grazing.

Once the grasses are established, the site will be re-opened and become an open, dryland grass oval providing a space for everyone to enjoy, explore and preserve.