Teringie Wetlands Rehabilitation Underway

February 29, 2024 3:28 pm in by
Photo Credit: Landscape SA

Rehabilitation is underway at an important wetlands site along Lake Alexandrina.

Construction has just begun on the installation of flow regulators at Teringie, to reinstate flow paths between basins that used to connect and now rarely do.

A $4 million dollar State and Federal investment in the Coorong region includes increasing the shorebird foraging habitat by about 18 hectares, as environmental groups look to increase local biodiversity and populations.

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Indigenous building company Intract Australia will construct wetland management infrastructure at the wetlands on behalf of the Department for Environment and Water.

Department of Environment and Water’s Healthy Coorong, Health Basin Program Leader, Nadine Kelly, said enhancing connectivity between the basins and reinstating flow paths was fundamental to the wetlands’ restoration.

“Teringie Wetlands is characterised by a habitat mosaic of shallow water and mudflat, which provide essential habitat for foraging shorebird communities of the Coorong and Lower Lakes,” she said.

“These works are essential to enhance the health of the wetlands and ensure the cultural, ecological and social value of the site is improved and preserved for future generations.”