Take a new look at the Dungog Common

The hard work done to improve the beautiful Dungog Common is set to be celebrated later this month.

Hunter Local Land Services together with the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve Trust is coordinating an ‘open day’ at the common to showcase to the community the work at the site over the last 18 months..

The Open Day will involve a morning walk and talk tour with Local Land Services staff, Trustees and Dungog Common Landcare members to areas where conservation and infrastructure improvements have been made to better manage the land and water resources.

Hunter Local Land Services project officer Lorna Adlem said it will be an opportunity for the community to see and hear about erosion control and fencing work which has been carried out to primarily protect Common Creek.

“The work undertaken has implemented the Erosion and Sediment Control, Grazing Management, and Vegetation and Habitat Plans which have been specifically developed for Dungog Common Recreation Reserve,” explained Ms Adlem.

The event will highlight all the ground work that has been achieved as well as outline further conservation work planned for the next two years.

All three recently developed plans will be on display, to give attendees an overview across the entire site through photographs and maps.

Allen Shrimpton from the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve Trust said they hope to show people the common has been improved environmentally, recreationally and through better grazing practices.

“This has been a great partnership between the Reserve Trust and Local Land Services which has made this important community asset even more valuable.,” he said.

“People will also hear about further work to be done on the ‘Hungry Hill’ area at the Common including enhancing walking tracks and installing interpretative signs to highlight native species and habitat value.”

The Open Day will run on Sunday, April 29, from 9.30am -12.30pm.

Morning tea and cold drinks will be provided.

Register by telephone: Lorna Adlem - 0437 967 311 Or direct via this link: https://hunterlls.wufoo.eu/forms/z1d625b41in982f/