Changes To Putta Bucca Wetlands

Post date: Jun 25, 2020 5:36:57 AM

Mid Western Regional Council has completed an extension of the Putta Bucca Wetlands expanding the site and increasing habitat for more than 180 bird species.

As part of the two-year project the nearby decommissioned sewerage treatment plant outlet pond was remediated with major earthworks and revegetated and incorporated into the wetlands reserve.

Council secured $89,250 through the NSW Government’s Environmental Trust Restoration and Rehabilitation Grant Initiative for the jointly-funded project.

General Manager Brad Cam says the Wetlands is a great example of a disused site being regenerated for the benefit of the environment and our community.

As part of the project the walking track has been extended, a new barbecue area and installed information signage around the reserve.

The wetlands will join up with a 6km walking loop from Mudgee CBD to Glen Willow and returning via Putta Bucca and along Ulan Road, with that pathway currently under construction.

The site is an old gravel quarry and has been progressively remediated by Council and community volunteers since 2010.

(Photo:Watershed Landcare)