Swamps set to be renamed

Three local swamps are set to be renamed following the Ordinary Meeting of Council held last Tuesday.

It has been proposed to rename Campbell’s Swamp, Nericon Swamp and Tharbogang Swamp to Campbell’s Wetlands, Nericon Wetlands and Tharbogang Wetlands.

Council is calling on the public to have their say on the proposed renaming, which will more accurately reflect the nature of waterways.

Director Sustainable Development, Mr Phil Harding said the term swamp is not a true representation of what the areas are, in particular Campbell’s Swamp.

“Campbell’s Swamp, Nericon Swamp and Tharbogang Swamp have unique characteristics which relates to being a wetland, rather than a swamp,” said Mr Harding.

“Campbell’s Swamp in particular is a significant habitat for a range of water birds, including a number of threatened native species, including the Australasian Bittern, and water birds listed on International treaties.

“Each of the three waterways fit the definition of a wetland and it is fitting to refer to them as wetlands,” he added.

A Plan of Management has been created for the three areas, with the categorisation of each being Natural Area – Wetland. Tharbogang Swamp has the additional categorisation of Natural Area – Bushland.

Residents wishing to have their say on the proposed renaming of Campbell’s Swamp, Nericon Swamp and Tharbogang Swamp, can do so via Council’s website at griffith.nsw.gov.au

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