Healthy Habitats - North Creek

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Get involved with CVA who are working with Ballina Shire Council to improve riparian vegetation and water quality at Prospect and Chickiba Lakes and on the banks of North Creek. We aim to get the community involved in bush regeneration and in planting events. Would suit students looking for volunteering opportunities as well as students studying COM30001 and SCI00211.


Availability: Approved

Time required: Not yet defined

Duration: Not yet defined

53 Tamar st

Requires face to face contact: Yes



Ballina Shire Council has received an Environmental Trust Grant to undertake bush regeneration and supplementary plantings at Prospect Lake, Chickiba and on the banks of North Creek. This event complements other works already underway at Chickiba Creek.
Riparian vegetation is located on the banks of creeks and lakes. A healthy area of riparian vegetation will include native reeds, shrubs and grasses in and along the waterline and native trees on top of the embankment.


Improving the riparian vegetation provides bank stabilisation, shading that gives a thermal cover to shield creeks and fish, a habitat and food chain support for native species.

Needs to be addressed

Need for adding riparian vegetation.

Benefits to students

Practical NRM skills, plant ID, weed control experience, industry networking. On-site training provided.


Southern Cross University

Students participating are required to wear long sleeves and pants, hat & enclosed shoes.


CVA to provide project guidance, labour, tools & tubestock.