Project Summaries

Project summaries provide an overview of the scope and capability of Soil Conservation Service to provide environmental protection, rehabilitation and land management solutions for the public, private industry and government.

Sandringham Bay Foreshore Stabilisation 2015
The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) was engaged by the Western Sydney Parklands Trust (WSPT) to investigate areas of active gully erosion, and provide remediation recommendations. SCS installed diversion banks, rock flumes and rebuilt a failed dam, to allow for the safe conveyance of water.

Rock Flume Construction 2015
The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) was engaged by the Western Sydney Parklands Trust (WSPT) to investigate areas of active gully erosion, and provide remediation recommendations. SCS installed diversion banks, rock flumes and rebuilt a failed dam, to allow for the safe conveyance of water.

Tharwa, Murrumbidgee Restoration Works for Fish Habitat 2013
To improve fish habitat in the Upper Murrumbidgee River at Tharwa ACT, through the augmentation of two existing rock deflector groynes and construction of two large log jams and 2 associated rock groynes.

Upper Bowman River Fish Passage 2012
The Upper Bowman River Fish Passage represented the last man made barrier on this system.The crossing was in disrepair and had created a large scour pool immediately downstream. Soil Conservation Service was engaded to mitigate the bank and bed erosion and arrest the degrading effects this erosion has on the environment. In this process facilitate the passage of fish through the site.

Bank Protection Works at Throsby Creek 2011-2012
Hunter Water engaged the Soil conservation Service to provide assessment and conceptual designs for a reach of Throsby Creek in Newcastle. Large sections of old bank works have failed and the creek has been returning to health with colonisation by mangrove and saltmarsh species and large numbers of fish.

Rock Revetment Hunter River, Hexham 2011
The Soil Conservation Service was engaged by Newcastle City Council to undertake an assessment and prepare a plan to control erosion of a 300 metre section of bank along the Hunter River at Hexham. The bank had eroded to a point where the adjacent road we threatened.

Transgrid Access Track Maintenance 2009-2012 Reconstruction and repair of vast system of TransGrid access tracks in Southern, Central and Metropolitan NSW.Murray CMA Erosion design implementation Design and construction of effective and efficient erosion control works to mitigate gully erosion, provide site stabilisation and sediment retention.

Murray CMA Erosion Control Works 2009-2010
The Murray Catchment Management Authority engaged the Soil Conservation Service to design and construct effective and efficient erosion control works to mitigate gully erosion and contribute to achieving Murray CMA investment program milestones.

Manly Scenic Walkway 2009
The Soil Conservation Service was engaged by Manly Council to undertake walking trail rehabilitation works. A section of the Manly Scenic Walkway (MSW) between Clontarf and Castle Rock had been steadily degrading to the point where major soil loss and hazards to the general public existed.

TransGrid Environmental Management Representative; Wollar to Wellington 2008-2019
In January 2008 TransGrid engaged John Holland Power to carry out the construction the 330 kV Wollar to Wellington transmission Line which is approximately 117km in length. As part of the conditions of approval from the Department of Planning an Environmental Management Representative (EMR) was required for this project.

Baal Bone Colliery Mine Rehabilitation 2007-2010
Open cut mine rehabilitation at Baal Bone Colliery, near Lithgow. Approximately 120 hectares of land elevated to a stable state with increasing ecological function and approximately 2.5 km of the Ben Bullen Creek channel stabilised.

Haystack Project 1994
Large high intensity rainfall events in late 1994 within the Northwest of NSW, particularly in the Bellata area, saw the Haystack Landcare group formed to remedy severe wide spread soil erosion. The Soil Conservation Service (SCS) was contracted to plan, design, layout and implement erosion control earthworks for over 25 landowners spanning some 20,000ha.

Kurnell Dune Program Ongoing since 1974
An area of 93 hectares of native sand-dune systems can be found on the Cronulla beaches of the Kurnell peninsula. The Soil Conservation Service has set up a depot and undertaken Sydney's largest dune stabilisation project

Page last updated/reviewed: 05 Feb 2016