Rewilding our city
The area that drains now into the Alexandra Canal was once a bio-diverse and ecologically essential network of swamps, creeks and rivers. There were grasslands and pockets of turpentine and ironbark forests, and the area was used by the local Wangal and Cagigal people as hunting and fishing grounds.
I also imagine how significant and joyful it would be if the Alexandra Canal could be restored in part to a healthy, biodiverse waterway that allows reflection and contemplation of water as our life source. A place to be enjoyed on foot and bicycle, that reconnects users with nature, with the local landscape, heritage and the environment.
In 2020 we should be in a position to restore our polluted, transformed waterways to health and recreational useability.