Bromfields Road is a revegetation project spanning 37 hectares on Boon Wurrung Country in South Gippsland, Victoria. Adjoining Lang Lang River, it forms part of the Strzelecki Nature Link connecting to Greenfleet’s 8-year-old forest at Wurneet Laang Laang.  

This restoration work will deliver significant climate action by removing carbon from the atmosphere and environmental benefits that include improving water retention, soil quality, and enhancing native wildlife habitat. Greenfleet began revegetating the property in 2023 and as it establishes, this forest will provide critical habitat for the Swift Parrot and Strzelecki Koala. 

Location & Map 

Adjoining the Lang Lang River, this property is located in Strzelecki, Victoria, and forms part of the Strzelecki Nature Link. 

It is one of six Greenfleet owned properties in this region, which together are creating stretches of protected habitat for species including the Giant Gippsland Earthworm and Strzelecki Koala. 

Species & Revegetation Approach 

Over 30 locally native species were planted at Bromfields Road to create a self-sustaining and resilient native ecosystem. As this project becomes established, these trees will create the understorey, midstory and canopy of the forest.  

Some of the species planted include Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinosa), Hop Goodenia (Goodenia ovata) and Swamp Paperbark (Melaleuca ericifolia). Six different species of eucalypt were planted which will be pivotal in forming the canopy of the forest. This includes the Strzelecki Gum (Eucalyptus strzeleckii), a critically endangered tree species found only in this unique region.  

Habitat Restoration 

The forest at Bromfields Road will be critical in creating and extending habitat for wildlife in the region. Being part of the Strzelecki Nature Link, it will help form 3.5 kilometres of contiguous koala habitat for these iconic animals to move through the region safely. 

Strzelecki Koalas are endemic to the Strzelecki Ranges and the forest will provide potential habitat for this species. This genetically diverse species favours trees such as Mountain Grey Gum (Eucalyptus globulus), which makes up a portion of the planting at Bromfields Road.  

The property at Bromfields Road is also likely home to the Giant Gippsland Earthworm, one of the largest earthworms in the world and described by Sir David Attenborough as “rare and extraordinary”. This species of worm can grow up to 8 metres in length and Greenfleet carefully plans our revegetation work so as to not disturb their existing habitat.  

Another species that will benefit from this project is the Swift Parrot. Found only in Southeastern Australia, these extremely fast birds are critically endangered due to habitat loss. They are a migratory species, spending the winters in Victoria and New South Wales, making the forest at Bromfields Road a location they can move through and feed in safety.  

Climate Action 

The forest at Bromfields Road is legally protected for 100 years to ensure that it can sequester vast amounts of carbon and deliver long-term, environmental benefits. Over its lifetime, the forest will remove over 86,000 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere. This is the equivalent to what approximately 20,100 average cars emit on Australia’s roads in a single year. 

Greenfleet uses the Full Carbon Account Model (FullCAM) to measure the carbon uptake at our revegetation sites. This model was developed by the CSIRO and is approved by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.  

Location  

37 hectares in South Gippsland, Victoria 

Planting Dates  

2023 

Species Planted

  1. Acacia dealbata 
  2. Acacia melanoxylon 
  3. Acacia verticillata  
  4. Atherosperma moschatum 
  5. Bedfordia arborescens 
  6. Bursaria spinosa  
  7. Cassinia aculeata 
  8. Cassinia trinerva 
  9. Coprosma quadrifida 
  10. Eucaluptus ovata 
  11. Eucalyptus cypellocarpa 
  12. Eucalyptus globulus 
  13. Eucalyptus obliqua 
  14. Eucalyptus regnans 
  15. Eucalyptus strzeleckii 
  16. Eucalyptus viminalis 
  17. Goodenia ovata 
  18. Hedycarya angustifolia 
  19. Kunzea leptospermoides 
  20. Leptospermum continentale 
  21. Leptospermum lanigerium 
  22. Lomatia frazeri 
  23. Melaleuca ericifolia 
  24. Melaleuca squarrossa 
  25. Mysine howitianna 
  26. Olearia argophylla 
  27. Olearia lirata 
  28. Ozothamnus ferrigineous 
  29. Pomaderris aspera  
  30. Polyscias sambucifolia 
  31. Prostanthera lasianthos 
  32. Solanum avilculare 
  33. Zieria arborescens