Riverine Recovery – Murrundi Reserve Wetland Works
Murrundi Reserve Wetland is a public reserve located just out of Wellington on the western side of the River Murray adjacent to the Jervois Road.
Murrundi wetland covers an area of 9 hectares and is all that remains of the Jervois swamp which historically was an extended wetland system covering the Jervois Irrigation area between Jervois and Wellington. Nearly all of this wetland area has been reclaimed with levee banks for irrigated pasture since the 1830’s.
Murrundi Wetland needs your vote!
As part of the Riverine Recovery Project a total of $200,000 is available for eligible projects (valued from $5,000 to $20,000). Community members vote for the projects they would like to see funded through the yourSAy website.
The Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association (GWLAP) has submitted a project for Murrundi Reserve Wetland Works in partnership with the Wellington Progress Association, Rural City of Murray Bridge and El Shaddai Camp.
If successful this project will improve visibility and access, incorporate new signage and further develop a wetland education program with El Shaddai camp – El Shaddai host school, church and community groups from all over South Australia for outdoor education experiences.
To get this project funded we need you to vote
Stage 1 – applications are lodged.
Stage 2 – community members vote on which of these 19 projects receive a share of the $200,000 funding available. Voting closes 31st May 2017.
Stage 3 – the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) decide which projects are funded. Projects are to be completed by 30 June 2018.
How to vote
To vote you will first need to Register on the yourSAy website www.yoursay.sa.gov.au
Once registered click on the Riverine Recovery projects and Create a Plan (Basically you select a number of the eligible projects up to the value of $150,000 to $200,000 from at least 3 different council regions). Once completed Submit Your Plan. You can also leave a message of support.
There are some fantastic projects up for funding – and we hope that you include Murrundi Reserve Wetland Works in Your Plan!