World-class wetlands take flight

The future Sparrovale Nature Reserve will provide environmental and community benefits, as well as an important drainage solution for Armstrong Creek’s growing urban area.

The 500-hectare site which adjoins the Barwon River, Lake Connewarre and Hospital Swamps, was acquired by the City last year.

The wetlands, within the largest City-managed nature reserve, will be home to a large number of migratory shorebirds and waterbirds, including sharp-tailed sandpipers, whiskered terns, a variety of ducks, herons, stilts and brolga.

The accessible open space will allow visitors to enjoy activities such as walking, cycling, birdwatching and nature appreciation.

Through the creation of a sustainable stormwater management system, Sparrovale will also capture and treat urban stormwater from the surrounding community.

The development of the Sparrovale Wetlands Master Plan provides an historic opportunity for the community to be involved in the creation of an inspiring and unique reserve.

You can provide input into the draft master plan from 30 April here.

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