Beacon Hill High School

Australian Bushland Restoration began undertaking work at the Beacon Hill High school site in 2004 and have had many different roles including consultative and field work.

Beacon Hill High School site prior to works commencing. © 2008 ABR. Press image to enlarge.

Beacon Hill High School site prior to works commencing. © 2008 ABR. Press image to enlarge.


The first role was a consulting task; preparing a vegetation management plan for the sites bushland and riparian corridor. This involved undertaking an assessment/audit of the bushland on the site and preparing a vegetation management plan (VMP) detailing what on-ground works need to be undertaken and for what period of time.

Native and exotic species lists were compiled, maps were produced detailing areas to be revegetated, areas where bush regeneration was to be carried out, and detailing areas where erosion stabilization and weed matting were required. The VMP process was completed in 2005.

ABR was then asked to quote on the implementation of the works detailed within the VMP, and were successful in their application.

The works site with weeds removed, matting laid and planting underway. © 2008 ABR. Press image to enlarge.

The works site with weeds removed, matting laid and planting underway. © 2008 ABR. Press image to enlarge.

The next step was to impemement the recommendations in the VMP, including the orgainising materials, overseeing staff and organising and managing sub-contractors as required. Specific tasks have included primary weed removal (large leaf privet, Lantana and Senna), tree removal and chipping, use of weed whackers, secondary weeding, maintenance weeding, installation of weed/jute matting and mass planting. The project works are to last 6 years – so stay tuned!

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