New Myles Dunphy Reserve Nature Boardwalk opens up new insights into the environment

Walkers can now enjoy even more of the natural beauty to be found at Myles Dunphy Reserve following the recent completion of the $450,000 boardwalk project by Georges River Council.

Construction of the boardwalk was undertaken as part of the Myles Dunphy Reserve Plan of Management, which identified the construction of an elevated boardwalk to improve accessibility to the reserve with minimal impact to remnant natural wetland.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene said that the boardwalk will reduce vegetation damage caused by foot traffic, which will help to preserve biodiversity and habitat value in the area.

"The new boardwalk is designed to provide connection between, and reduce erosion caused by the use of, existing informal walking tracks, while also linking one side of the reserve to the other," Councillor Greene said.

"There are several tracks extending through the reserve on the eastern and western sides of the creek, and the boardwalk provides a 'missing link' between these.

"Walkers' recreational experience will be enhanced, and they will gain new insight into the Swamp Sclerophyll Forest on Coastal Floodplain.

"This is an Endangered Ecological Community located at the southern end of the reserve which until now has been difficult to access," he said.

The Myles Dunphy Reserve Nature Boardwalk project cost a total of $450,000 was jointly funded by Council and a $200,000 grant from Australian Government's 'Improving Your Local Parks and Environment Program'.

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