New garden for diversion drain

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Geocatch project officer Lisa Massey, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Project Coordinator Matt Beahan Matt Beahan manager Clive Piggott and City of Busselton horticulture supervisor at the Bay OK garden
Camera IconGeocatch project officer Lisa Massey, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation Project Coordinator Matt Beahan Matt Beahan manager Clive Piggott and City of Busselton horticulture supervisor at the Bay OK garden Credit: Supplied

GeoCatch have announced the opening of a recreation area and carpark alongside the Vasse Diversion Drain.

The Vasse Diversion Drain Enhancement project was completed last week including the installation of a “Bay OK” garden.

GeoCatch Project Officer Lisa Massey said the new facility boasted a walk path, bench seats and picnic table, all surrounded by a landscaped native garden.

“The Bay OK garden showcases how low nutrient and water efficient gardens can be beautiful and low maintenance at the same time,” she said.

“The selected plant species, soil amendments and mulching mean that this garden will only require watering for one summer season whilst it is establishing.”

The Vasse Diversion Drain Enhancement project addressed community concerns by improving the liveability, visual amenity and habitat value of the lower section of the drain.

The project included controlling erosion and revegetation on the banks of the drain, removing weeds and the recent construction of a viewing platform near the footbridge.

This project was funded by the McGowan Governments Revitalising Geographe Waterways program and carried out in partnership by GeoCatch, Water Corporation, the City of Busselton and Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

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