Marrambidya Wetland fish pond with isthmus.
WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK:  Council is seeking community input on its draft Marrambidya Wetland management plan, currently on public exhibition.


Marrambidya Wetland’s Plan of Management open for community feedback

Published: 31 May 2024 9:23am

Wagga Wagga City Council is encouraging the community to have its say on its proposed 10-year plan of management for the Marrambidya Wetland.

The draft Marrambidya Wetland Plan of Management was endorsed by Council at its Ordinary Meeting on Monday (27 May) to go on public exhibition for 42 days.

The document aims to set clear directions regarding environmental management and the community’s needs in relation to current infrastructure and assets, and potential future improvements.

Council’s Environmental Officer Samantha Pascall says Council welcomes community feedback.

“The wetland is a well-used space, and the community’s opinion and perspective will be an important contribution to the final management plan,” Ms Pascall says.

Environmental Officer Samantha Pascall at Marrambidya Wetland fish pond
VITAL ECOSYSTEM: "Have your say on Marrambidya Wetland's future planning," says Wagga Wagga City Council's Environmental Officer Samantha Pascall.

The Marrambidya Wetland was created to provide a sustainable wildlife habitat and sanctuary that provides an enhanced recreational and educational experience.

The plan details how Council intends to maintain and develop the wetland for the benefit of our native wildlife, the community and visitors to Wagga Wagga.

Proposed improvements include maintaining floating reed beds, updated existing interpretive signage and improved disability access.

Man walking dog at Marrambidya Wetland
FAVOURITE SITE FOR COMMUNITY: The Marrambidya Wetland is a popular destination for local residents as well as visitors to Wagga Wagga.

“These improvements will enhance an already popular site and our community’s experience of this wonderful natural environment and important ecosystem,” Ms Pascall said.

The plan also includes costings for the maintenance of existing infrastructure and the control of weeds and pests.

The document will be on public exhibition from 31 May to 12 July 2024.

Marrambidya Wetland - sunset aerial photo
SPECTACULAR SCENERY: The Marrambidya Wetland is one of Wagga Wagga's most beautiful and environmentally important locations.

A hard copy of the plan is available at the Customer Service desk at the Civic Centre.