Gills Bridge Creek bioretention basin plans
Media release - 7 February 2011
Work on Gills Bridge Creek, located within South Kempsey industrial area, is ramping up with plenty of projects planned for 2011. Council will commence work on the first of three bioretention basins at the site in early 2011. The bioretention basins are designed to capture stormwater runoff from the local catchment landscape and redirect waterborne materials before they enter the creek system, this material is then directed into the Council stormwater network. The basins improve stormwater quality prior to being discharged into the creek at various points.
Following the construction of the bioretention basins, Council will seek further funding from the NSW Environmental Trust and the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority. Council will also complete a detailed vegetation survey of the area, seek partnerships with surrounding businesses and replant the area surrounding Council’s pump station with endemic, native species.
If you are a community member interested in volunteering on the site or a business wishing to support the rehabilitation of Gills Bridge Creek please contact council on 65 663 200 or visit the website at www.kempsey.nsw.gov.au and click on the Gill’s Bridge Creek logo.
The website also includes full copies of bioretention plans, the history of the project, previous newsletters, more photos, aerial views and factsheets.