The Riverstone Wetlands are the only flood free refuge for waterbirds in our region. These wetlands are now proposed to be bulldozen for the Mardsen Park North precinct of the Northwest Growth Centre. The Save the Riverstone Wetlands flyer, with detailed information on the wetlands, development threats and actions you can take is now available to download here, or under the Resources tab above.
The shallow, flood free waters of the Riverstone wetlands provides ideal habitat for internationally migratory birds including snipe, plovers and avocets. More than 190 international migratory birds together with 400 nomadic waterfowl inhabit this tiny 10 hectare site. The wetlands are also home to a population of the green and golden bell frog – one of three remaining populations in Western Sydney.
You can also make a submission calling for protection here*, and write to the following decision makers directly.
- Riverstone State MP Mr Kevin Conolly (Riverstone@parliament.nsw.gov.au)
- Chifley Federal MP Ed Husic (ed.husic.MP@aph.gov.au)
- NSW Minister for the Environment, Ms Gabrielle Upton MP, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Federal Minister for the Environment, Ms Melissa Price MP, (Melissa.Price.MP@aph.gov.au)
- Shadow Minister for the Environment, Ms Penny Sharpe MLC, (email@example.com)
*Submissions close 19th of October, 2018.