The Wetland Highway (also known as the Rockdale Wetlands Coridoor) travels from the Cooks River through Rockdale to the Georges River. It is a remnant wetland & therefore ecologically incredibly important.
Wetlands in the corridor comprise of the Eve Street Wetland, Spring Creek Wetland, Landing Lights Wetland, Scarborough Ponds & Scott Park Wetland. The wetlands are both fresh water & tidal & deemed to have a very high conservation value.
This precious land is slated to become part of the F6 WestConnex Motorway extension. If this development does go ahead the motorway will destroy these incredibly important wetlands for a huge range of wildlife, as well as the community.
The Rockdale Wetlands act as a carbon sink & therefore important for managing global warming. They clean the storm water before it reaches Botany Bay, as well as providing coastal land stability.
Migratory birds are dependent on the wetlands to be here when they make their trip from as far away as Siberia. There are also a number of endangered ecological communities here.
We cannot continue to destroy our environment for roads. The wildlife need habitat too because ultimately it is for our higher benefit.
This documentary called ‘The Coridoor’ lasts 22-minutes & is well worth watching to understand both sides of the debate. I’ve chosen to support & side with the wildlife.
You can watch the video here – https://youtu.be/jDFXrqs5E-Q
Kogarah City Council