- Waterbird Conservation
To conserve, and where possible, enhance the wetlands as habitat for waterbirds. This includes as a priority
- Conserving, and where possible, enhancing the habitat for listed threatened species, migratory waders, and those species found at the site in numbers greater than their 1% population estimate – see Statement of ‘ecological character’ below; and
- Creating, and maintaining, a range of habitats to optimise waterbird diversity.
- Education and Eco-Tourism
- To provide opportunities for learning and enjoyment of the swamps generally, and the birdlife in particular (by being able to see large numbers of birds, and many different species.)
- To provide facilities for wetland/environmental education
- To use Fivebough Swamp to generate increased sustainable eco-tourism for Leeton
- The above to be done in such a way as to minimise disturbance of the waterbird species referred to under 1. above.
- Acknowledgment of the Indigenous importance of the sites
- To acknowledge and respect the cultural significance of the sites to the local Wiradjuri people.
- Demonstration site for using a wetland wisely
- To manage the swamps as a demonstration site for the Ramsar Convention principle of wise use – to show the co-existence of waterbird conservation with flood mitigation, grazing, sewage treatment, eco-tourism etc
The Fivebough and Tuckerbil Wetlands Trust ceased its involvement with the management of the Fivebough and Tuckerbil Wetlands in November 2010. The NSW Land & Property Management Authority - Crown Lands as of January 1, 2011 has the day to day management responsibility of the wetlands.
For Fivebough and Tuckerbil Wetlands management enquiries and information contact;
Land & Property Management Authority - Crown Lands.
P O Box 1030
GRIFFITH NSW 2680
Tel: 02 6960 3601
Fax: 02 6962 5670
- Download the document Fivebough and Tuckerbil Swamps - Wetlands that are Public Lands Managed for Nature Conservation by a Community Organisation
- Download the document Shorebird Conservation, Conserving shorebird habitat: The fivebough and Tuckerbil Swamp Wetland Restoration and Management Project
- Download the document Management Plan for Fivebough and Tuckerbil Swamps, September 2002
- Download the Statement of 'ecological character'
- Download the Murrumbidgee Wetlands Forum 2006 Proceedings