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New waste management system
Land management; nutrient use, waste recycling

As part of the redevelopment of the field station a new garbage and waste water management system will be introduced to the Campus. The system will use innovative new waste management techniques to manage a large projected increase in use following construction of the new multi-purpose building.

Information signs - endangered shorebirds

The Kioloa Coastal Campus team have collaborated with the local NPWS (DECCWA), the Shoalhaven City Council and the Southern Rivers Catchment Authority (CMA), to install 5 information signs about the critically endangered Hooded Plovers (pdf 682KB) .

This now rare native shorebird tries to nest yearly between the months of August and April on the beaches within the KCC boundary. This season, 2009 - 2010, after much work, observation and protection, the local pair finally raised three chicks, the first in 4 years. Unfortunately, due to a combination of factors, only one chick survived.

Please check the Birds Australia web site for more information on the endangered shorebirds of NSW.

Large interpretative signs

In 2009 work started on development of large interpretative signs to be installed in strategic locations at the fieldstation to alert users and the public to the history and unique environment of the fieldstation's ecology.

Updated:  29 October 2013/Responsible Officer:  Director, Facilities & Services/Page Contact:  Systems & Information Technology