Tyto Wetlands Information Centre

Region

Oceania

Country

Australia

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Oceania

About

Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Funding support: Fully funded by Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Number of staff: 1 full time, 2 part time and 47 volunteers

Number of visitors per year: Varies depending on year. 22 000 to 25 000

Overall aims of the centre

Primarily a visitor information centre promoting the general area but specifically Tyto Wetlands

Description of the centre

Information centre, connected to precinct via elevated walkway over man made lagoons.

The precinct contains, bird observation tower, Restaurant, Conference Centre, Library and Art Gallery.

The original Tyto Wetlands are 120 hectares with walking tracks and bird hides

Work Areas

Name of organisation: Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Funding support: Fully funded by Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Number of staff: 1 full time, 2 part time and 47 volunteers

Number of visitors per year: Varies depending on year. 22 000 to 25 000

Overall aims of the centre

Primarily a visitor information centre promoting the general area but specifically Tyto Wetlands

Description of the centre

Information centre, connected to precinct via elevated walkway over man made lagoons. The precinct contains, bird observation tower, Restaurant, Conference Centre, Library and Art Gallery.

The original Tyto Wetlands are 120 hectares with walking tracks and bird hides

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures

Participation

Working with disabled people; Engaging hard-to-reach groups; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Early years education; Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

Auditing / assessing effectiveness; PR and marketing; Running effective administration; Health and safety;Project planning.

Contact

Rae Domin,

council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au 

07 4776 4792,

fax: 07 4776 3039

www.tyto.com.au

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