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Amphibious Weed Clearer Taking on Hutt River

Weed.JPGWeed growth along the Hutt River banks through the Clare township is being removed by an amphibious weed clearer.

The Council has been looking for a solution to manage the extensive weed growth in the Hutt River.

A Truxor Amphibious Weed Clearer, operated by Mechanical Vegetation Solutions was brought in to clear the offending weeds.

The machine works best in water and is designed to have minimal impact on the environment.

Greening Australia will step in to remove new growth woody weeds and exotic tree species.

Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council Chief Executive Officer Dr Helen MacDonald says it will ensure the river is clear, so there is a reduced chance of flooding for the near future.

 

Image credit: Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council