Wetland park project finds support

The proposed Bangalow Park Wetland Project is one of four local environmental and cultural projects which has received support as part of the Reconnecting to Country scheme funded by the NSW Environmental Trust.

The wetland project aims to develop a great asset for the Bangalow community, complementing the existing swimming pool, treat the town's stormwater and improve water quality and the environment, local working group member Mitchell Peters said.

“The finished project will look like a wetland, full of native wetland plants with a series of ponds providing a habitat for frogs,” he said.

The wetland project is being developed beside the Bangalow Pool on Byron Creek.

The working group has identified the natural and cultural values of the Wilson's River catchment near Bangalow.

The project is seeking support from other community members and the Reconnecting to Country steering committee.

Mr Peters said that if the project gained support, it would receive about $45,000 for on-the-ground works including materials and technical support from Rous Water staff and specialist environmental consultants, plus project facilitation by Sustainable Futures Australia.

The Bangalow Reconnecting to Country working group invites everyone to its community workshop at the Bangalow RSL Hall on Tuesday, April 7 at 6pm.

The group will present their plans for the wetland project, get community feedback and invite people to form a project team of local residents.

For more information about the Reconnecting to Country project, contact Emily on 66857198 or email wilsonsriver@sustainablefutures.com.au

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