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Moondarra Biodiversity Management

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Moondarra Reservoir is our largest catchment and storage reservoir. We own and manage significant tracts of native bushland, farmland and plantation timber surrounding the reservoir.

We have begun the process of securing our biodiversity assets in this area by formally securing over 100 hectares of native forest under a Landowner Agreement. Vegetation within the Agreement area includes Lowland Forest, Shrubby Foothill Forest and Damp Forest types. The forest environs protected at the site are regarded as suitable habitat for a number of threatened fauna found in the area including the Greater Glider, White-bellied Sea-eagle, Powerful Owl and Lace Monitor. The location of the site upstream of our Moondarra Reservoir also adds further security to the quality of this major potable water supply by ensuring natural ecological processes are maintained in the catchment area.

Work over the next 10 years to conserve and improve the site as part of the Landowner Agreement includes:

  • Eradication of weeds including Blackberry and English Holly.
  • Control of pest animals including foxes and rabbits.
  • Protection of the site by maintaining and installing fences for exclusion of stock and public access.

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Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500

Fax: (03) 5174 0103

Interpreter service: 1313 450


TTY: 1800 555 677

Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au