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Belhus Reserve

Belhus is a beautiful reserve, providing a haven for wildlife. The reserve has changed from a barren and degraded landscape, to a living, breathing ecosystem. Birds have returned to the area in droves. See it for yourself and get involved!

Background to Belhus Reserve

  • Created in the 1980s, as a result of subdivision of adjacent farmland under Section 20A under the Town Planning Act of Western Australia.
  • Reserved for Public Recreation it is vested in the Department of Land Administration and managed by the Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group (EBICG).
  • Belhus is 14.5 hectares of foreshore and riparian reserve along the Ellen Brook.
  • Since 2004, EBICG has assisted the Friends of Lower Ellen Brook, and the Belhus community to revegetate the foreshore with local, native species.
  • The aim of this is to improve the biodiversity values of the area and to provide a buffer to the Brook to improve water quality.
    The reserve also has historical value for European and Aboriginal Heritage.

Activities Undertaken:

· Over 60,000 trees Planted

· Weed mapping

· Weed control

· Fire breaks installed

· Water Quality Sampling and Analysis

· Developed and implemented a Management Plan

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