Environmental projects

We value and protect the natural resources on Crown land in NSW.  We manage investigations and assessments for the protection and maintenance of the environment and natural resources of Crown land.

Urunga Wetlands

The Urunga Wetlands site is now a valuable community space following a $10 million program of extensive remediation and parkland work. It has been transformed from a once barren wasteland to a lively wetland habitat.

After assessing the potential danger, the department put together a remediation action plan for the Urunga antimony contaminated site on the mid-north coast. We worked with the Environment Protection Authority and other stakeholders to ensure the project was a success.

A great destination for locals and visitors to the region, the site has a 150 metre boardwalk allowing people to walk over the wetland and a 450 metre walking track surrounding the park. The remediation effort has resulted in a significant improvement to the water quality of the wetland and a recovery in habitat for wildlife.

For more information download the Urunga Wetlands fact sheet