After the Black Summer Bushfires of 2019-20, the community of Batlow were left with a massive rebuild and the repercussions of being hit hard by this catastrophic event.
Reedy Creek Park is an entry to town and the site of ongoing community plans. Landcare Bushfire Project Officers were able to jump in on the conversations and bring parts of the recovery solution, via Bushfire Local Economic recovery funding from the Australian and NSW governments.
Weed control and restoration activities have attracted local volunteers, keen to explore ways to bring the bush back whilst also addressing community safety and resilience. Our Bushfire Project Officers have been able to take part in planning days and community forums and take on some of the actions put forward by different community members and agencies.
The park provided a focal point for locals to contribute to a positive community activity, learn about the needs of the environment and begin to heal with their own plans.