Compost Blanket Development

Published by Paul Clarke on

I first used the services provided by Valley Hydramulch and Revegetation (VHR). following my appointment as Operations Manager of Robson Civil Projects Newcastle and Hunter Valley Operation in 2005.

VHR provided a comprehensive service where they considered the tender documents supplied for a project, advised on and priced alternative applications at tender time and then, for successful tenders provided a site investigation and application design process which conformed to Job Specification Requirements and was site-specific as their process included soil sampling and testing to determine the suitability of available site soils for the revegetation process.
Our clients, generally, accepted VHR’s recommendations and the works progressed to a successful conclusion to the full satisfaction of all parties involved.
VHR participated in all aspects of our site management process, especially in regard to OHS, Site Induction and Plant Approval requirements on Mine Sites and significant Civil Engineering Projects during and after my time as RCP General Manager.
When I took up a new position as general manager of Goldsprings in 2016 we continued the association VHR already had with Goldsprings and their performance up to the present time has been the same as was experienced at RCP.
VHR have always provided a complete and professional Revegetation Service based on their extensive knowledge of the revegetation process, best practice methods and their soil science expertise to ensure that soil chemistry and microbiology shortcomings were addressed and rejuvenated for best long-term results.
We participated in their development of their range of Light and Heavy Compost Blankets which were appreciated, in particular by our mining clients due to significant cost savings achieved due to the blanket’s ability to remain intact and provide surface erosion protection during long dry periods and develop full germination and long-term grass cover once sufficient rainfall was received.

The successful development & application of the Compost Blanket has seen this product become the default revegetation specification for most Hunter Valley & Eastern State major projects.