Naturelinks was contracted to restore the damaged and destroyed ecosystems and habitats to the area located adjacent to a large hospital extension in Langwarrin.
These works had to be performed concurrently with the construction, requiring Naturelinks to work closely with many of the construction contractors, project managers, council representatives and ecologists to protect the native vegetation on-site, while ensuring the works ran smoothly.
To ensure the project ran efficiently, we were required to schedule our works in line with the construction companies. This needed meticulous organisation and planning with many stakeholders. We managed this with regular scheduling meetings and careful project management
Naturelinks developed a management plan for this project to run over the course of 3 years. A number of large Pines needed to be removed and this was done with minimal impact to the damp sand herb rich woodland – an added environmental benefit was that the pine trees were salvaged for milling as timber.
Recruitment of native vegetation is well underway – Sword sedge, Wild Parsnip, Common everlasting, Blackwood and other indigenous vegetation are naturally regenerating – the aim of any revegetation project. This is supplemented by strategic revegetation of mid and over-storey species.