Thunggutti Landscape Healing Project

Deep in the Macleay Valley, the Nulla Nulla Creek joins the Macleay River near the town of Bellbrook. This place has been home to the Dunghutti people since time immemorial (and - more recently - Slim Dusty). The river juncture still plays a part in community life.

North Coast Local Land Services has initiated a new Traditional Owner-Led project titled Healing of Country. .

The project involves streambank rehabilitation through weed control and cultural burning, enabling the project team to assess the role these practices play in natural vegetation management.

An access track, stream bank plantings, exclusion fencing and providing off-stream water for stock are included in the project.

North Coast Local Land Services and the NSW DPI Fisheries team will be holding and event in October to celebrate the spawning of the Australian Bass - Percalates novemaculeata - an important fisheries resource for the Bellbrook community.

This project is collaboration between Thunggutti Local Aboriginal Land Council, local landholders, the NSW Government's Saving Our Species Program and Macquarie University, and is supported by the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery Program for Wildlife and their Habitat

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