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Council has received a grant from the NSW Government to undertake a conservation and interpretation project on the Wangi Wangi Gun Emplacements. This grant was given under the 2019-2021 NSW Heritage Grants – Community Heritage (Community Engagement) grant scheme
Works started on site in May 2020 and included removal of vegetation presenting a risk of impacting the heritage items on site. Only vegetation likely to damage the brickwork of the emplacements were removed to preserve these heritage items.
Targeted weed control work began on site in September 2020. Weed control focused on high risk weeds surrounding the emplacements. Management of weeds will be completed over the coming months and will be followed by revegetation of the site through planting of native species conforming to the surrounding Lake Macquarie Spotted Gum vegetation community.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Council is currently not engaging community volunteers to participate in weed management and revegetation activities associated with the project.
The aim of this project is to protect the site from further degradation from vegetation and promote tourism to and awareness of the local heritage site which could open up further funding opportunities for the Wangi Wangi and surrounding areas in the future.
Lake Macquarie City Council
126-138 Main Road,
Speers Point, NSW 2284
Box 1906, Hunter Region
Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Phone 02 4921 0333
Local number for Wyee residents 02 4357 1999
Telephone Interpreting Service 131 450 National Relay Service 133 677
ABN: 81 065 027 868