Walpole ManukaLife

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Project goal:

Improve water quality by revegetating catchment areas in Walpole

Status:

In planning

Delivery Date:

Planned for autumn 2019

What's happening?

We've entered into a share-farming project with Western Australian company ManukaLife Pty Ltd to revegetate several areas of Water Corporation owned land at Walpole. The land was purchased over the past decade, some with the specific long-term aim of remediation to protect water quality, as they are contained within Public Drinking Water Source Areas (PDWSA).

We are planting tea tree shrubs which also have potential for future Manuka honey production for medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutraceutical products. Find our more about ManukaLife via their website.

Community consultation

Based on the feedback we received at a drop in session in August 2018 and due to wet weather conditions making it difficult to plant, we made the decision to pause the project until autumn 2019. We are inviting the Walpole community to provide feedback to help inform our long term planning for the town and help us better understand your views in relation to the ManukaLife sharefarming project. Please join our online forum to share your ideas and feedback and complete our online survey by 18 November 2018.

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