Biodiversity Initiatives

Coleambally is fortunate to be home to a wide range of important vegetation and native species. As home to some of the unique Australian plants and animals that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, CICL is committed to helping to protect our local environment.

CICL works closely with the community to improve the security of our biodiversity including initiatives to protect species that have become threatened or endangered.

Flora and fauna that have become endangered elsewhere have developed well in Coleambally including well-known species such as the Superb Parrot, the Southern Bell Frog and more recently the Australasian Bittern. A record of threatened species found in the Murrumbidgee bioregion can be found here.

CICL is involved with three direct environmental initiatives to protect our local environment and preserve threatened species including the management of 1,500ha of Crown land. Two of these projects involve working with our irrigators to support farming and wildlife conservation.

Coleambally Irrigation Biodiversity Reserves

To ensure that our flora and fauna species can be enjoyed by future generations, CICL has managed 1,500ha of Crown land since 2007 in the Coleambally Irrigation Biodiversity Reserve (CIBR) Trust. This Crown land was created as a reserve for environmental protection and includes 10 separate blocks, primarily north of the Coleambally township.

CICL has completed a Property Vegetation Management Plan for these blocks and has an annual program of weed and pest control. The CIBR blocks are shown here.