Funding has been secured for a project to rehabilitate 700 metres of waterway along Queen Charlotte's Vale Creek.
The project, worth $118,570, will see scores of revegetation works carried out on the stretch of creek near Proctor Park to restore natural habitat to the area.
Of the funding, $31,750 has been contributed by Bathurst Regional Council and $86,820 by the state government through the NSW Environmental Trust.
ALSO MAKING NEWS:
"The project will see willows removed and river banks stabilised in order to restore animal habitat to the area," Bathurst MP Paul Toole said.
"It's important to look after local species of plants and animals through well-maintained environmental habitats."
Bathurst mayor Bobby Bourke said the project will add another desirable location to the region's waterways.
"The creek is overgrown with blackberry bushes and willows and once they're removed, we'll be able to implement an effective vegetation management plan," Cr Bourke said.
"We're considering involving this area in our stormwater harvesting scheme and once we restore the waterway, it'll be a more picturesque area."
Council's environmental programs co-ordinator Kristie Kearney said the site would take three years to rejuvenate.
"There'll be plenty of opportunities for local schools and community members to get involved in revegetation works, such as tree planting," Ms Kearney said.
"Once the invasive weeds are under control, the water quality will improve and we'll see more desirable habitat return to the area."
Do you want more Bathurst news?
- Sign up now for our free morning headlines and breaking news emails