Paraway is focused on improving the climate resilience and biodiversity of native flora and fauna across its portfolio via several strategies, including the restoration and conservation of vegetation corridors along creeks and rivers. Known as riparian areas, these waterways and adjoining vegetation corridors dictate how water moves through and is stored in the landscape, providing critical habitat for native flora and fauna.
When exposed to unrestricted livestock access on grazing properties, riparian areas are at risk of becoming degraded over time, which can lead to increased riverbank erosion, reduced water quality as well as the reduction of native vegetation and fish habitat.
Collaborating with the New South Wales Local Land Services through the NSW Fencing Northern Basin Riverbank Program,1 in 2022, Paraway constructed over 26 kilometres of fencing to protect and restore approximately 48 kilometres of river frontage and 380 hectares of sensitive riparian areas.
The conservation project also included the installation of 19 alternative water points for livestock, removing the need for grazing animals to access these areas for drinking water.
We’re supporting change across our assets to ensure we realise the unique role agriculture plays in the restoration of soil, water and biodiversity, while producing valuable food and fibre.”
Head of Agriculture and Natural Assets
Macquarie Asset Management