We've entered into a share-farming agreement with ManukaLife Pty Ltd to revegetate several areas of Water Corporation owned land at Walpole.
We are revegetating with tea tree shrubs which also have potential for future Manuka honey production.
These sites were purchased over the past decade, some with the specific long-term aim of revegetating to protect water quality, as they are contained within Public Drinking Water Source Areas (PDWSA).
Through this project, we aim to
- Protect biodiversity by recovering land from intensive grazing
- Provide a haven for wildlife and
- Ensure Walpole is recognised for the establishment of another clean and green industry
Want to know more?
Water Corporation and ManukaLife are holding a "walk-in" forum in Walpole on Monday 27 August from 10.30am – 1.30pm at the Walpole Sport and Recreation Centre, Lot 2 Latham Ave to share more information with the local community.
Registrations aren’t necessary – please drop in for a coffee and a chat.