Vegetation management works have advanced significantly since Council approval was received on 15th August. This has included the felling and chipping of 100 trees and the felling, awaiting chipping of an additional 120 trees, with 39 still to fell. These include 108 weed trees. Our request to vary the Council permit to include an additional 7 tree removals and the retention of 4 trees previously approved for removal was granted. Amongst the remaining 750 existing trees within the tree protection fencing, these removals have made way for large amounts of earthworks, as can be seen in the latest drone footage (click here to view the footage). Bulk earthworks is nearing completion including expansion of the western recycled water storage, and stabilization of the eastern old landfill site.
The vegetation works have adhered to the Fauna Management Plan in our operational works approval, including relocating one eel and disposing of numerous pest fish when draining and excavating an existing water body.
Our 28,000 plus new plants for landscaping have been ordered and are being grown on to align with the program of works through each hole of the new Green Loop. Thanks to our diligent nursery supplier, we have required very few substitutes for the 214 species required. The first plantings are scheduled for December and will continue through to June next year.
We have also partnered with Operation Pollinator and Environmental Golf Solutions to include a dedicated portion of the project as a case study site to support a national initiative to encourage and protect pollinator species on golf courses.
Please direct any questions about the project to our landscape and urban forest specialists at Indooroopilly Golf Club by phoning 3721 2121. For further information and updates bookmark this website https://www.indooroopillygolf.com.au/cms/green-loop-landscape-works-visitor-information.