Stockton land restoration

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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 "Photos fence location and types" 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).

If you would like to be kept up to date with our longer-term plans for the land at Stockton please sign up to Your Voice and you will receive monthly emails.

Why is fencing needed?

This section of land was previously a council landfill site 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 is being disturbed by frequent illegal access by four wheel driver vehicles. In addition, illegal rubbish dumping requires maintenance and regular clean-ups.

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 "Photos fence location and types" 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).

If you would like to be kept up to date with our longer-term plans for the land at Stockton please sign up to Your Voice and you will receive monthly emails.

Why is fencing needed?

This section of land was previously a council landfill site 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 is being disturbed by frequent illegal access by four wheel driver vehicles. In addition, illegal rubbish dumping requires maintenance and regular clean-ups.

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    Incorrect email address submitted with previous enquiry Is HW seeking community participation / input into the aesthetics of fencing at Stockton

    Debbie Griffiths asked 20 days ago

    Hi Debbie thanks for your question and sorry it has taken a little while to reply to you. If by aesthetics you mean the various permanent fencing options that will be considered, yes we will share the options with the community on this page and ask for comments. We always welcome feedback from the community and it will form part of the decision making process. Fencing aside, we will also share other plans and information about this land with the community as well. Jen