The protection of Porters Creek Wetland is important for the health of Tuggerah Lakes. Wetlands act as a filter, and without them, water quality would get worse. It is the largest freshwater wetland in the region and provides habitat for many species. A survey undertaken in 1999 recorded 168 species of plants, macroinvertebrates from 70 families, 62 bird species including 9 migratory species, and 25 mammal species including 7 species of bats.

Since November 2017, there have been at least 6 resolutions of Council related to the permanent protection of Porters Creek wetlands. As a Councillor, I had meetings with staff to make sure that there was no impact on adjacent lands that were part of the Aircraft Landing Area, the Education precinct or the proposed link road. Some 3 years after that first motion in November 2017, we still don’t have that permanent protection in place. 

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