This wetland area is being expanded as part of a plan to improve water management, water quality and biodiversity outcomes.
The works form part of the reserve’s master plan, aimed at maximising the potential of the reserve, both as a recreational and community facility and from an environmental perspective.
The enhanced wetlands will also provide enhanced habitat for native wildlife and will encourage the return of bird species including the eurasian coot and purple swamp hen.
One of the key objectives of the masterplan is to increase the tree canopy coverage across the park.
Council is currently growing 22,000 trees and plants in nurseries which will be planted in the coming weeks.
Works are also due to commence shortly on a new boardwalk, walking path network and a new playground.