Fivebough Wetlands project complete

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

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

This project’s completion is the culmination of several month’s worth of hard work put forth be participants in the Work for the Dole program. Numerous improvements were made to the Fivebough Wetlands facility. 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 included native plants and trees which is 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 to allow hikers a shaded place to rest legs. The teams also gave the facility a facelift, applying new signage, refinishing and resurfacing benches and tables and weeding as necessary along the network of 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.

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.

Please take some time to pay a visit to Fivebough Wetlands and enjoy the efforts these individuals have put back into our community.