Wednesday 2 December 2009

Cattana Wetlands officially opens this Sunday at 9am

Coinciding with Tropical Tree Day, Cairns Regional Council is inviting the community to come to the opening of Cattana Wetlands this Sunday, 6th December.
"Major work has been underway to rehabilitate the site, including the construction of an access road, car park and toilets, picnic shelters, walking tracks and bird hide to create a nature-based recreation park," Margaret Lowry from Council's works and services says.
"Around 10,000 trees have already been planted and Council aims to get another 1,000 trees planted on Sunday," Margaret Lowry says. "There will also be a free sausage sizzle and entertainment for the kids."
The $3 million rehabilitation project, accessed via Dunne Road, off the Yorkeys Knob road, in Smithfield, is being jointly funded by Council and the State Government's 150th Legacy Infrastructure Program.
Meanwhile, Councillor Robert Pyne is inviting Southside residents to join him at Reys Park, Whiterock for Tropical Tree Day on Sunday, at 10am
"So far nothing has been done by Council to rehabilitate the site, so the community is requested to do it themselves," Councillor Pyne says.
"No trees have been planted and Council aims to do nothing for now. There will also be a sausage sizzle and entertainment for the kids paid for by Cr. Pyne, as Council will not," he says.

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