Narrung Wetlands construction works underway

Published: 30 May 2018 11:39am

Narrung Wetlands construction works under way - 11 May 2015

It’s full steam ahead for the Narrung Wetlands project, with bulk earthworks currently under way.

Wagga Wagga City Council, with funding partners Riverina Local Land Services and the NSW Environmental Trust, is redeveloping the disused ponds of the Narrung Street Sewerage Treatment Plant into wetland area recreating the area as a new community asset.

The project will create an aquatic, passive reaction facility with a range of benefits for the wider community, including:

 Reducing the impact of nutrient discharge on the River

 Developing a wildlife habitat that will attract water birds, and encourage the return of migratory birds

 Recreating links to the Indigenous heritage of the area

 Enhancing our region’s biodiversity

 Promoting the stocking and breeding of endangered fish species

 Providing an educational resource focusing on aquatic ecology

 Establishing an environmental management showpiece

 Creating a new tourist attraction for our city.

More information and updates on the wetland construction process are available at

Media opportunity

What: Narrung Wetlands construction

Where: Site for future Narrung Wetland, Narrung Street. Access to the site is approximately 30m past (west) of the Narrung St and Billagha St intersection

When: 10am, Wednesday May 13

Who: Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga Councillor Rod Kendall, Director Environmental and Community Services Janice Summerhayes, Riverina Local Land Services representatives

*The Narrung Wetlands project is a construction site at present and enclosed footwear, safety vest and hard hats are required. A brief safety talk will be held prior to the media opportunity before attendees are escorted onsite by the safety officer.