Maitland City Council has recently completed a successful three-year, $82,900 revegetation project at Walka Water Works.
Funding was made available in 2016 through the NSW Environmental Trust.
The project assisted with removing the infestation of weeds such as lantana from the northern walking path along the dam, and to assist with preventing further weed incursion by revegetating strategic areas around the site with native plants.
The project was completed in June 2019 and a dramatic change can be seen from this work, council officers said.
Areas that were completely engulfed with lantana have now been treated and the revegetation is extremely strong.
The project included activities such as seedling giveaways and community planting events to bring the community to Walka to recognise the site's natural habitat rather than its grounds and dam.