Belubula River Walk in Blayney taking shape

DOTS ON THE LANDSCAPE: Paul Toole and Karen Somervaille at the clean up site on the osuth side of Glasson's Bridge on Newbridge Road.
DOTS ON THE LANDSCAPE: Paul Toole and Karen Somervaille at the clean up site on the osuth side of Glasson's Bridge on Newbridge Road.

The pink stumps dotting the landscape along the Belubula River on the south side of Glasson's Bridge might look like an abstract art form, but they're all part of the second stage of the Belubula River Walk.

The latest work involves removing noxious trees and weeds along the river in town to create a reinvigorated and restored riverine environment.

It's all being paid for courtesy of $50,000 from the NSW Government's Drought Stimulus Package and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole was on hand on Friday to witness the carnage meted out to the willows that were choking the flow of water.

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"In the past that section of the river was pretty much an unused eyesore. Now it's being transformed into something really special," he said.

As excavators tore through the trees, rubbish like the ubiquitous shopping trolley and snagged plastic bags were revealed, as well as some native fish that were dwelling in the deeper holes.

The original section of the river walk along Dakers Oval and beyond was funded in 2019 to the tune of $310,052 from the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund, this latest work at the halfway point will clear the spot for the creation of a new park near the bridge.

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