Landcare Project, Darlington Point
Work began on the project in 2020 and already the area is attracting ducks, spoonbills and other birds. Grey kangaroos are often seen drinking from the waterholes as well.The aim of the project is to rehabilitate the land behind the sewerage treatment plant off Boyd Street that was left bare after the levee bank stage 3 upgrade, including several large holes where clay was removed for building the levee bank.
It is planned to create an interactive site for locals and visitors and to engage the Darlington Point community in the environment and promote volunteering in general.
The project was funded with a $2,000 grant through the Murrumbidgee Council 2020 Community Grants Program. Donations of plants, seeds and seed raising mix have also been made by Bunnings Griffith, Narrandera Landcare and Darlington Point locals. It has been driven by Darlington Point local Landcare Coordinator, Andrew Paterson. Council's outdoor staff assisted with initial site preparation.