Final weeks: Marrambidya Wetland Master Plan Survey
Published: 18 Mar 2022 11:49am
Community members have two weeks left to let Council know what changes they would like to see at Marrambidya Wetland, the 20-hectare reserve located minutes from our city centre.
The Marrambidya Wetland Master Plan Community Survey is open until 5pm on Thursday 31 March 2022.
Take the Survey
Environmental Management Team Leader Tony Phelps said feedback received from the survey would help Council develop a ten-year master plan for the area.
“We want to make sure that we manage the wetland in accordance with both the area’s environmental needs as well as community expectations,” Mr Phelps said.
“The survey responses will let us know what people enjoy about the wetland, what they’d like to see, such as more or less signage for example, and what they would like us to focus on.
“These responses will all feed into the master plan, which will act as a guide for us, helping to identify priorities and any potential improvements we can make over the next decade.”
Popular with nature lovers and an ideal place for an early-morning jog or evening stroll, the wetland is also culturally significant, acting as a meeting place for local First Nations peoples. Situated beside the Murrumbidgee River and linking up with the Wiradjuri Trail, there are multiple reasons to visit the wetland. Mr Phelps is hoping the survey will help Council discover the most popular reasons.
“We’d like to better understand what motivates people to visit,” Mr Phelps said.
“Are they practicing or learning about Wiradjuri culture, part of a guided tour, or just going to be amongst nature and observe the animals?
“We’re also hoping to understand how well we’re communicating certain requirements, for example assessing how many people know that dogs need to be on a leash at the wetland to protect the wildlife.
“Every response will help us get a better picture, and we really appreciate the time people are taking to answer the survey.
“The wetland is a special place for our community, and Council is dedicated to keeping it healthy, beautiful and welcoming for future generations to enjoy.”
Take the survey at connect.wagga.nsw.gov.au/wetland