Wonga Wetlands

Region

Oceania

Country

Australia

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Oceania

About

Albury City Council

Funding support: nil

Number of staff: 5

Number of visitors per year: 20,000

Overall aims of the centre

Provide Environmental Education to schools and community groups

Description of the centre

* Wonga is 80 hectares in size, using reclaimed water from the City Sewer Treatment plant

*Located 4 kilometres West of Albury New South Wales, Australia

*The site is located on the Murray River Floodplain down stream of lake Hume

Work Areas

Main CEPA work areas

• Environmental education for schools from Kinder to high school
• Environmental open days
• Community groups using the open site for their activities

Top three successes

• Engaging schools in revegetation programs
• Construction of a 12 Klm bike trail along the Murray River
• Funding for a new visitors’ center holding 200 people

Top three challenges

• Controlling the enthusiasm of students doing revegetation programs
• Controlling introduced plants over the 80-hectare wetland site
• Protecting turtles from fox destruction

Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Developing nature trails; webpage; Council publications.

Visitor centres
New Centre to be constructed in 2021
Participation

Working with disabled people; Engaging young people; Engaging the local community;

Education and communication

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

General

Health and safety

Contact

John Hawkins

jhawkins@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

0418267805

02 60435820

 

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