Gleniffer Reserves - river bank & public infrastructure works

Subject to weather conditions, Arthur Keough Reserve will be closed from Tuesday 1 May to Friday 1 June 2018 for river bank and public infrastructure protection works including:

  • Instream works to remove gravel from the bar in Arthur Keough Reserve and construct best practice river bank stabilization structures on the opposite bank in Earl Preston Reserve
  • Remove mature Camphor laurels (invasive plants) from the riparian (river bank) zone in Earl Preston Reserve and
  • Place large rocks approx. 200m along Timboon Road to manage vehicle access and impacts (Stage 1).

The purpose of the works is to improve the health and condition of the riparian zone, address the eroding river bank in Earl Preston Reserve and protect public infrastructure, including Gleniffer Hall and Promised Land Bridge.

These actions are implementing one of the priority projects in the Gleniffer Reserves Master Plan 2016, which was adopted by Council after extensive community consultation, engagement and public exhibition. Instream works are funded through Council for improvements to public space. Riparian rehabilitation works have been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

This project is a partnership between Bellingen Shire Council and Never Never Catchment Group. Council has engaged the expertise of NSW Soil Conservation Services to implement the works. Additional riparian rehabilitation works are planned later in 2018 including invasive plant management and tree planting.

If you have any queries, please register on this website, where you will be able to ask questions, which will then be answered by Council. The Master Plan and a project map are also available for viewing in the Document Library.

Subject to weather conditions, Arthur Keough Reserve will be closed from Tuesday 1 May to Friday 1 June 2018 for river bank and public infrastructure protection works including:

  • Instream works to remove gravel from the bar in Arthur Keough Reserve and construct best practice river bank stabilization structures on the opposite bank in Earl Preston Reserve
  • Remove mature Camphor laurels (invasive plants) from the riparian (river bank) zone in Earl Preston Reserve and
  • Place large rocks approx. 200m along Timboon Road to manage vehicle access and impacts (Stage 1).

The purpose of the works is to improve the health and condition of the riparian zone, address the eroding river bank in Earl Preston Reserve and protect public infrastructure, including Gleniffer Hall and Promised Land Bridge.

These actions are implementing one of the priority projects in the Gleniffer Reserves Master Plan 2016, which was adopted by Council after extensive community consultation, engagement and public exhibition. Instream works are funded through Council for improvements to public space. Riparian rehabilitation works have been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

This project is a partnership between Bellingen Shire Council and Never Never Catchment Group. Council has engaged the expertise of NSW Soil Conservation Services to implement the works. Additional riparian rehabilitation works are planned later in 2018 including invasive plant management and tree planting.

If you have any queries, please register on this website, where you will be able to ask questions, which will then be answered by Council. The Master Plan and a project map are also available for viewing in the Document Library.

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  • In regards to large boulders being placed on Timboon Road in Gleniffer Reserves Master Plan works to commence. I am concerned about the impact this will have to our property. Boulders are being placed directly across from our residence and continue in before and after our residence. Our concern is that people will then be parking on the nature strip outside our front fence that we maintain to gain access to the river. This will cause a problem with our free range chickens and guard dogs. Our privacy will also be jeopardized. We would also have concerns in the safety of our children. Could you tell me what measurements will be taken to address this problem? Whilst we are on the subject of Timboon Road, would it be possible to have road speed sign zones implemented for 50km or 60km. Some vehicles travel the road at excessive speeds and do not attempt to slow down for pedestrians and animals. I await your reply. kind regards Barry

    wayne asked 8 months ago

    To enable Council to follow up on this enquiry in relation to your private property, please send an email to council@bellingen.nsw.gov.au including your property address and contact details.  

    A member of the project management team will then contact you as preparations for this progress commence in 2018.  

    As your request for road signs is not within the scope of this project, please send a separate email to the same address so it can be tasked to the relevant staff member for consideration and response.