Native trees to replace invasive weeds on Whiteheads Creek

Monday 27 March, 2023
Invasive weeds will be removed along the banks of Whiteheads Creek in Seymour and replaced with native trees.

The works, along a 180-metre section of the creek adjoining the Goulburn Valley Highway, are part of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s Round 2 Urban Waterway Works project, initiated by the Seymour Urban Landcare Group, to improve the quality of vegetation.

GB CMA River Health Officer, Christine Glassford, said the project, starting in April, would see desert ash, prunus and hawthorn trees removed along the creek.

“The removal of these woody weeds will significantly enhance the condition and aesthetics of this section of stream at the entry to Seymour,” Ms Glassford said.

“Some work will also occur between Oak Street and the railway line to address desert ash regrowth.

“This site is downstream of a section of the creek cared for by community members who will plant 200 native species later this year.”

This project aims to support residents to help care for and enjoy their local urban waterway environments.

A third round for expressions of interest in Urban Waterway Works will open later this year. Community members and land managers are encouraged to consider submitting projects to improve waterway condition in their towns. This project is funded by the Victorian Government as part of the GB CMA Connecting People and Place project.

For information visit or phone 03 5822 7700.

Invasive weeds will be removed along Whiteheads Creek in Seymour.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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