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Stockton Land Restoration

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Stage 3

Next steps to manage erosion, revegetation, community safety

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Project overview

Hunter Water is conducting restoration work to its land at Stockton which was previously a council landfill site. So far, work has included ground-works, ‘capping’ with clean sand and mulch, removing bitou bush and other weeds, and replanting with native species.

To protect this area we need to construct a temporary chain wire fence around this part of the land (please see "Photo fence location and type" for more information). Protecting this land will be particularly important while the new native plants are establishing.

The new chain wire fence will not be a permanent solution. We are currently working with key stakeholders to pursue long term outcomes for the land at Stockton, including a permanent fencing solution.

You are welcome to ask us questions or provide feedback on our rehabilitation of this section of the land (below).

Why is fencing needed?

This section of land was previously a council landfill site and a wastewater (sewage) treatment facility and now contains contaminants below the topsoil. The new sand, mulch and native species provide a protective barrier and stop any contaminants below being exposed. This barrier can be disturbed by driving and walking on the surface.


Timeline

2020

Replanting with native species

We removed bitou bush and replanted part of the land with native species, and installed fencing to allow the vegetation to establish.

2021

Weed removal and revegetation

We removed more invasive plants and completed more revegetation work.

From Mid 2022

Next steps to manage erosion, revegetation, community safety

We’re about to kick off more work at Fullerton St Stockton to manage erosion, revegetation and community safety. Since 2018 we’ve invested $5.9 million in improving the land. The next round of work will involve clearing weeds, replanting native species and removing more than 1,500 tonnes of contaminated landfill.

Walking and driving over the land disturbs the surface and risks exposing contaminants, so to protect community safety we’ll also be fencing the land. This temporary measure will be in place until the Extended Stockton Coastal Management Program is delivered.


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Project news

Learn more about: Tank traps re-located to protect land and improve security
6 July 21

Tank traps re-located to protect land and improve security

Some of the concrete tank traps, removed from the shoreline in October 2020, have been relocated toward the front of Hunter Water’s land along Fullerton Street, Stockton.

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Learn more about: World War II tank trap removal
9 October 20

World War II tank trap removal

Over the past two weeks we have removed most of the concrete World War II tank traps from our section of the shoreline at Stockton beach.

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Learn more about: Fencing work to begin
19 June 20

Fencing work to begin

Work will soon begin to construct a chain-mesh fence around the southern portion of land. This land was previously a council landfill site and is being restored and planted with native species. It's necessary to protect the area, especially while the new native plants are establishing.

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