Wangi Wangi Gun Emplacement Conservation and Interpretation

  • Project typeHeritage
  • Completion Date15 May 2021
Main Wangi Gun Emplacement.JPG

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.