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Annual report

WCL Annual Report 2015-2016 WCL Annual Report 2015-2016 (6235 KB)

This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Whitsunday Catchment Landcare is supported by Whitsunday Regional Council and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited

provision of the nursery site, irrigation water and mulch for revegetation projects
Reef Catchments

in kind donation of administrative support
Whitsunday Regional Council

 

Equipment Available for Hire or Loan


Usage Fee Cleaning Fee Refundable Bond
Field & Brush Mower $10/ hr $20.00 $100.00
Splattergun $10/ day $10.00 $50.00
Quikspray $10/ hr $20.00 $100.00
Hand tools (Hamilton tree planter etc.) $5/ week; members free   $20.00
15L knapsack sprayer $5/ week; members free $10.00 $20.00
Feral Pig Traps Free Nil Nil

Field and Brush Mower

The Field and Brush Mower is a heavy duty self propelled slasher mower which is capable of cutting thick grasses as well as larger woody weeds. It can aid in establishing site access, site preparation and maintenance. A reasonable level of fitness and strength is required to use the machine. It has 4 forward gears and reverse and has an operator presence safety feature (engine stops when operator lets go of handle).

WCL will provide an induction into the use of the machine.

The field and brush mower can be loaded on a trailer (preferable) or ute with our loading ramps or it can be delivered to your property for $55 plus $0.77/ km.

WCL's field and brush mower cutting thick elephant grass
WCL’s field and brush mower cutting thick elephant grass.
Photo: D. Pepplinkhouse

Splatterguns

A splattergun is an ideal tool for lantana controlA splattergun is an ideal tool for lantana control, particularly in steeper country or in a forest understorey. Consisting of a 5 litre spray bottle in a backpack, gas canister and handgun, the unit delivers a low volume, low pressure dose of concentrated glyphosate mix to the target plant, with very little herbicide drift. Minimal drift means minimal impact on off-target vegetation, thereby protecting regenerating forest or pasture grasses. As it delivers a low volume dose, there are less refills needed compared to using a 15 litre knapsack foliar sprayer, depending on the level of infestation.

WCL will provide an induction into the use of the unit.

Quikspray

The WCL Quikspray is a motorised spray unit mounted on a trailer, with a 600 litre tank, 9HP pump and 2 hose reels, enabling 2 users to spray weeds up to 80m away from the unit. This unit is useful for areas of heavier or extensive weed infestations. As a motorised herbicide delivery apparatus, to comply with the Agricultural Chemical Distribution Act, it is only useable on land owned by the user or a member of their immediate family; or by someone with a Commercial Operator’s Licence.

WCL will provide an induction into the use of the unit.

WCL’s Quikspray is available for hire to help land managers get control of large weed infestations
WCL’s Quikspray is available for hire to help land managers get control of large weed infestations.
Photo: S. Cleeland

Pig traps

WCL has a number of pig traps available. There are 2 designs: portable box traps which can be transported in a box trailer or ute; and mesh traps which are constructed with a roll of cattle mesh and star pickets on-site. Bait materials are also available and users will be trained in best practice trapping methods by the Whitsunday Regional Council Pest and Vector Control Officer.

Anyone interested in hiring any of this equipment should email project@whitsundaylandcare.org.au

 
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