In 2015 the Penrith City Council commissioned Ecological Australia to conduct a study and devise a plan to protect the eco system on the Nepean River within the council boundaries. Part of that plan was weed control particularly in regard to the riparian zone ( the bank eco system vital to river health). As a local resident who uses the river for recreation and leisure I fully support the Councils efforts in this regard.
One particular weed, the Madeira Vine ( Anredera cordifolia ) was threatening that system and is gradually being eradicated. The following photos are a study of that process. As a photographer I see ironic beauty in decay as I would with buildings and infrastructure in the industrial environment.