Birdwatchers’ delight

Glenn CordingleyBroome Advertiser
Water Corporation West Kimberley operations manager Paul Beard and and Broome Bird Observatory warden Nigel Jackett.
Camera IconWater Corporation West Kimberley operations manager Paul Beard and and Broome Bird Observatory warden Nigel Jackett. Credit: Water Corporation

Twitchers are in a flap over a new birdwatching platform at the Broome South wastewater treatment plant where thousands birds visit, roost and breed.

The community can now keep an eagle eye on their feathered friends now the Water Corporation facility is open to the public.

The Barndalmarda Hut resulted from collaboration between the Water Corporation, Broome Bird Observatory, Native Animal Rescue Broome, Nyamba Buru Yawuru and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Water Corporation North West regional manager Rino Trolio said the lookout provided information about various species of birds, local reptiles and the wastewater treatment process.

“The wastewater treatment plant is famous for attracting a diverse range of bird species and is well known to the local and national birdwatching community,” he said.

Mr Trolio said the facility would contribute to Broome’s active environmental community and provide local students with a greater understanding of the important role of water recycling in Broome.

Recycled water from the Broome South wastewater treatment plant is used to keep many parts of the town green, including the golf course and sports ovals at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre, St Mary’s College and Haynes Oval.

Mr Trolio said Water Corporation was proud to partner with local stakeholders to demonstrate how exceptional outcomes for the wider community could be achieved by working together.

The hut is located off Clementson Street in Broome.

For information about the visiting the facility, go to watercorporation.com.au.

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