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Trees help restore historic Port of Echuca

23 October, 2018Echuca-Moama Bridge


The historic Port of Echuca is benefiting from the construction of the new Echuca-Moama Bridge with timber from the project being used as part of its wharf restoration program.

The Port has received around 20 large trees to revitalise the historic log slip.

The log slip is a rare and unusual piece of river trade history, which was used as a ramp to haul harvested timber off floating barges to a sawmill, where it was processed, then taken all over Victoria to be reused.

In addition to the Port of Echuca restoration program, reusable timber is being donated to the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and the North Central Catchment Management Authority for their planned river aquatic works.

The logs will form part of new fish breeding programs and will be used to improve overall river health. The authorities have already started receiving tree root balls and timber for their works.

MRPA is working with its Environmental Reference Group, exploring other options for reusing timber including furniture, community parks, reusing hollows for fauna habitats and landscape design.

For more information, see the Echuca-Moama Bridge project page.

Watch the video to learn more.

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