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    12130: Busselton urban wetlands restoration project

    Busselton urban wetlands act as a filtration system for urban drainage before it enters the Ramsar listed Vasse-Wonnerup wetland system. Courtesy Geographe Catchment Council.
    Busselton urban wetlands act as a filtration system for urban drainage before it enters the Ramsar listed Vasse-Wonnerup wetland system. Courtesy Geographe Catchment Council.

    Busselton urban wetlands are located to the west of the Busselton town-site along the New River. They are part of the Ramsar listed Vasse-Wonnerup wetland system, situated behind the coastal dunes of Geographe Bay, and help filter urban drainage before it enters the Bay.

    This project aims to build the resilience of the wetlands to improve their nutrient stripping capacity by controlling weeds and revegetating along their margins and in stormwater entry points.

    The project will also raise awareness of the importance of urban wetlands through events, signage and media promotion.

    Investment: $ 29 564
    Delivery organisation: Geographe Catchment Council Inc (GeoCatch)
    Project duration: January 2013 - December 2013
    Location: New River in West Busselton

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