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 www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/narrung.
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.