Jaliigirr Project will regenerate the bush at Urunga Lagoon
THE JALIIGIRR Project of weed control is underway in a priority coastal vegetation corridor at the southern end of Urunga Lagoon.
The work is implemented with grant funding by Bellingen Shire Council and North Coast Local Land Services.
Bellingen Bush Regenerators commenced initial weed control work in April.
The vegetation lies within Bellinger Heads State Park and Bellingen Coast Regional Crown Reserve and is particularly significant because it includes several endangered ecological communities.
The scale of the project is huge with an area over 16 hectares, equivalent to 23 football fields, planned for works including vegetation to the north and south of the access track off Hungry Head Road, locally known as the Sand Mines.
The work will promote natural bush regeneration to improve the health and condition of this important area of coastal bush land which is part of the larger coastal vegetation corridor extending from Wenonah Headland in the south to Tuckers Rocks and Bongil Bongil National Park in the north.
Bellingen Mayor Mark Troy said the Jaliigirr Project is an exciting opportunity.
"Council (wanted) to take action to improve the condition of this iconic coastal bush land and to give it a boost for the future," he said.
Jaliigirr (pronounced jall-EE- girr) is the Gumbaynggirr word for tree.
The project is funded by the Australian Government's Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund.