Fivebough Wetlands project complete

We are pleased to see another Work for the Dole project successfully completed, this time at the Fivebough Wetlands facility.

Work for the Dole projects are designed to benefit local communities by offering new skills to unemployed individuals to help get people back to work and enabling involvement on projects that directly benefit their communities.

This project completion marks several months of hard work by participants in the Work for the Dole program. Numerous improvements were made to the Fivebough Wetlands facility that benefit the environment and visitors alike. In the interest of increasing the overall appeal and encouraging the re-growth of native plants, nearly 300 plantings were conducted around the site. These native plants and trees are expected to attract more native wildlife.

Extensive work was conducted throughout the facility along the walking trail maintaining shelter facilities for bird watching and adding in seven covered benches across the trail network that allow hikers a shaded place to rest legs and enjoy the views. The teams also gave the facility a face lift by applying new signage, refinishing and resurfacing benches and tables and weeding as necessary along the trails.

Participants in the program were proud to make a contribution to the Leeton community. In the process, they also received additional skills and experience that will aid in their efforts to return to work. Many of the participants were able to learn new skills that they can place on their resumes and will open new doors of opportunity.

GetSet would like to offer our thanks and appreciation to everyone involved in completing these works on the Fivebough Wetlands facility. We would also like to thank Joe Mimmo and representatives at Sureway for their help.

If you’re up for a hike, enjoy bird watching or are after something fun and interesting to do with the kids on a nice day, please take some time to pay a visit to Fivebough Wetlands and enjoy the work these exceptional individuals have put back into our community.