Important wetland purchased for preservation

Harry Nannup & Mayor Marina Vergone
Harry Nannup & Mayor Marina Vergone

The 31.26ha site at 437 Old Coast Road has significant ecological values including being a Conservation Category Wetland, a habitat listed for species including black cockatoos and western ringtail possum, and a diversity of habitats and vegetation types.

It is also close to the estuary and Lake Clifton.

This site will now be preserved forever.

Under the Bushland Protection Strategy, the City aims to protect 150ha of privately owned bushland that would otherwise be developed.

The City’s first purchase was a 24ha bushland parcel adjacent to the 25ha Marlee Reserve in Parklands in 2006. It was followed by a second purchase near Gumnut Avenue in Dawesville in 2009.

When the City sought community input in 2003, more than 90 per cent were in favour of the plan.