Tambo Bay Wetlands Opened

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In a short ceremony at the Normans Rd site on Friday 24th Oct, EGW CEO Les Mathieson and Lower Tambo Landcare President Rob Irvine unveiled a sign to mark the completion of Phase 1 of the wetlands development project.

Rob Irvine also presented Certificates of Appreciation to Jan Lucas, previous Secretary of LTLG and Penny Luckock, previous President LTLG for their outstanding contribution to the project. Andrew Brown, LTLG member & President of the EGLN, who has been the main driving force behind the project was presented with the 'Project Managers Begging Bowl', a piece turned from a limb of the old cyprus stumps that are on the wetlands.

CEO EGW Les Mathieson accepted a Certificate of Appreciation from LTLG on behalf of his organisation to mark the partnership between the two parties in the development of the wetlands.

The project would not have been possible without the invaluable input and support from a host of individuals and organisations.


These include:

  • Gina Trotter and Bruce McPherson from Forestech,
  • Gary Pini EGW who organised & worked with Paynesville Sea Scouts,
  • Bill Peel ex CMA & Belinda Roussa DSE for their input to the wetlands development,
  • Peter Waddell EGW Farm Manager who is so supportive and has worked closely with us on the project,
  • ¬†East Gippsland Landcare Network staff for their Project assistance
  • Staff from the Department of Sustainability & Environment and the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.
  • Tambo Bay residents who provided input and support to the project, and finally, but by no means least,
  • Members of the Lower Tambo Landcare Group.