OCCA has partnered with the Department of Public Works and Housing, Friends of Oxley Creek Common, researchers at the University of Queensland, Corinda State High School and the Green Army to plant 27,000 native shrubs and trees over four years on 6 hectares of the Oxley Creek Common, as part of the Federal Government’s 20 Million Trees project.
The Oxley Creek Common is a unique 120 hectare open space on the lower, highly urbanised reach of the Oxley Creek and is key to maintaining a riparian corridor that includes specimens of the endangered Gossia gonoclada and provides a valuable bird habitat. Over 200 bird species have been recorded, including Latham’s Snipe, an endangered migratory bird. This project will assist the rehabilitation of the riparian zone
along Oxley Creek to help improve habitat connectivity and water quality.