Construction has commenced on a $7 million project to create a 60 metre wide conservation corridor through the heart of Edgebrook
Native trees, shrubs and grasses will form part of the work to rejuvenate Clyde Creek, which winds its way through the Edgebrook community.
The work, due to be completed by the end of the year, has been designed to provide a natural habitat for a range of wildlife including the Growling Grass Frog, which is one of the largest frogs in Australia.
Kerry Balci, Project Director at Stockland, said the corridor would become a key feature of the community, encompassing land on both sides of the creek and involving a total area of 5.7 hectares.
“The work will complement the natural beauty of Edgebrook, which has been designed to blend seamlessly with the environment,’’ Ms Balci said.
“A network of walking and cycling paths will be constructed through the corridor as part of the project and will provide an opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy what will be a unique environment.’’
In addition, a pedestrian bridge will be constructed to connect future parkland on both sides of the creek. On one side, planning is under way for an all-inclusive playground designed to meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, while a dog park and fitness hub is planned for the other.