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    WW2WW Community Consultation meeting

    Mtg PosterWeedy Wasteland to Wildlife Wetland Community Consultation meeting.

    When: Saturday, 11 February 2023, at 2pm.
    Where: Armidale City Bowling Club, in the Auditorium, 92 Dumaresq St.

    Learn more about the progress of Weedy Wasteland to Wildlife Wetland (WW2WW), from the key stakeholders working tirelessly on this project.

    We are inviting those of you who enjoy walking, with or without your dog, or riding along the Creeklands bike track adjacent to Douglas Street, to come and have your say.

    Proposed dog swimming access points and picnic table locations, along with ‘clear lines of sight’ along the creek are included in the Plan provided. UNE’s map (Fig. 5) of the Draft Concept Plan depicts a Wildlife Wetland aerial view and conceptual design of vegetation zones.

    Objectives of meeting are:

    • To raise awareness about the Creeklands’ key assets for the community’s benefit i.e. dog access to creek, shade & picnic tables.
    • Receive feedback from community members, and make any changes to Draft Plan, if required.

    Hear from the project team:

    • Brief overview on the status of current works along the Creek.
    • Presentation by Dr Sarah Mika, Senior Research Fellow, Aquatic Ecology and Restoration Lab, UNE.
    • Q&A with project stakeholders.

    Please register your interest to attend. When you book your free ticket, you may also add your "Ask a Question" about the UNE Draft Wetland Plan, for the meeting. Click this link to book your ticket & "Ask a Question".  

    Download a copy of the event flyer PDF.

    To have a look at the UNE Draft Wetland Project Plan, an excerpt from the document outlining the key points and images can be viewed here.

    The WW2WW Project is being led by Armidale Urban Rivercare Group to rehabilitate a highly weed-infested section of Dumaresq Creek at Kennedy Street in Armidale NSW. The project aims to remove exotic woody weeds, install a wetland to filter the creek water, and replant riparian areas with local indigenous native plants.

    The Aquatic Ecology and Restoration Research Centre at the University of New England has partnered with Armidale Urban Rivercare Group to design the wetland, which is in the Draft stage. The Armidale Tree Group has partnered to select and grow, riparian and wetland plants.

    Proudly funded by: NSW Government (Stronger Country Communities Fund)

    This project is also supported by the following partner organisations: Southern New England Landcare Ltd, Armidale Urban Rivercare Group, Armidale Regional Council, Aquatic Ecology & Restoration Research Group UNE, Inglis Plumbing, Armidale Tree Group & Armidale Lions Club.

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