Wodonga Council
Plantation removal

Page URL: https://www.wodonga.vic.gov.au/Our-Major-Projects/Baranduda-Fields-Sporting-Complex/Plantation-removal

Plantation removal


The greenfield site includes a large area of eucalypts, planted as part of a farm tree planting scheme under the Albury Wodonga Development Corporation in the early 1990s. 

The plantation is considered poor quality, with the majority of trees of poor structure and amenity, as well as providing limited habitat.

However, a zoologist will work with council and contractors to assist with wildlife management throughout the works with fauna surveys being undertaken in the lead-up to the works.

Removed trees will be processed and reused in a range of ways including instream habitat and bank stabilisation in regional waterways, landscaping features and mulch in our local parks and reserves, firewood, bollards and the creation of “fish hotels”. 

The Baranduda Fields master plan was updated following the discovery of the nationally significant Sloane’s Froglet in the site's wetlands. The layout excludes works from the identified froglet habitat. 

  • Community firewood project EOI opens
    Monday, March 6, 2023

    An EOI process for community groups for the timber to be used for projects or firewood opens until April 2, 2023

  • Works complete
    November. 2021

    Plantation removal of Baranduda Fields has been completed.

  • Master plan updated, soil testing begins
    January 2021

    An updated master plan was released. Read more on Platform 3690 via the link above.

  • Tree works begin
    June 2021

    Works begin on site for the plantation removal.