Wallabadah Creek Catchment Committee
The Wallabadah Creek Catchment Committee (WCCC) is a local landholder-driven group that became a sub-committee of TRLA in 2019. The group is motivated by a shared desire to collectively pursue a more sustainable future for the ecological, agricultural and social wellbeing of the landscape, stock, wildlife and people within the sub-catchment.
The Wallabadah Creek sub-catchment is 45,000 acres, divided into 17 landholdings and watered by 3 major creeks. Its underground aquifers provide water for the village of Wallabadah, 56 kilometres south of Tamworth.
The prolonged drought in the region has motivated landholders to consider what individual and collective measures might be taken to enhance and sustain their underground and surface water, which serves the entire ecology.
The WCCC have engaged expert advisors to inform a soil and hydrological baseline of the catchment, with the intent of developing a Catchment Management Plan. The WCCC are working with partners (including TRLA) and consultants within the region to promote a collaborative, informed approach to regenerating and reinvigorating surface and groundwater flows, restoration of pastures and riparian zones and adopting sustainable land management practices that will in turn support a return to full biodiversity and drought resilience.
If you would like to know more about the activities of this group or to join it, please contact George on 0414 851 302.