Bookmark this page Print page Resize down Resize up

Belmont Wetlands

The area is important for maintaining both local and regional biodiversity, offering a range of habitat types which support a rich mix of plant and animal species dependent on the area for their survival. Over 113 bird species make the area home, as well as threatened wildlife species, and a number of rare and endangered plant species are found in the wetlands.

Belmont Wetlands also has sites of value to our cultural heritage, with evidence of Aboriginal occupation and early European settlement.Belmont wetlands

In 2007, the Department of Primary Industries - Lands (the Department) declared Belmont Wetlands as NSW’s 10th State Park. The Department's Public Reserves Management Fund supplied initial seed funding for the community based trust, as caretakers of the park, to undertake revegetation. In addition, the Department has provided $250,000 for the trust to prepare of a draft plan of management to address immediate on-ground management needs.

Some benefits of the project:

  • Environmental rehabilitation of degradation caused by sand mining
  • Environmental rehabilitation following 4WD and trail bike use
  • Protection of the park from illegal dumping, arson and other antisocial activities
  • An extensive weed and feral animal control program to help protect biodiversity and sensitive habitats
  • Protection and rehabilitation from soil erosion
  • Continual bush fire mitigation works to protect wildlife and surrounding communities
  • Extensive revegetation and dune stabilisation works utilising Green Corps volunteers
  • Protection of important cultural heritage sites for future generations
  • Enhancement of the environmental and recreation values of the reserve
  • Engagement of community members in the long-term care of the park
  • Achievement of better outcomes for native vegetation, biodiversity, land, rivers and coastal waterways as per the NSW State Plan.