Another Day at the Office #2

Austinville Valley

One of our most rewarding projects is working to restore a section of Mudgeeraba Creek in partnership with Austinville landcare.

Austinville Landcare was formed in 2005 and works with an army of passionate volunteers and contractors to restore the ecology of Mudgeeraba Creek in the picturesque Austinville Valley.

Over the years this hard-working group has been successful in applying for grant funding to achieve their mission and in 2017; they launched their most recent project to restore a 7-kilometre stretch of critically-endangered sub-tropical lowland rainforest within the valley. This significant restoration project was recognised for achieving excellent environmental outcomes as the winner of the ‘Healthy Habitat Award’.

Regen Australia is the ecological restoration contractor on this project and our dedicated team undertakes regular visits to restore the structure and function of this high value conservation area. The site is not easy to work and involves a lot of walking over difficult terrain but at the end of the day it is all worth it.

Karyn Jershke is one of our long-term restoration practitioners and she loves the reward for effort. “Every day we see something new – just now I noticed Calanthe triplicata (Christmas Orchid) in bud and Hicksbeachia pinnatifolia (Red Bopple Nut) in flower. It’s very satisfying”.

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