Port Fairy Landcare group takes fight to save rare water bird's habitat to VCAT

"A Landcare group heads to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to continue its fight to save the habitat of a protected bird species from a proposed development.

Jodie Honan of the South Beach Wetlands and Landcare Group says many of the birds flock to Port Fairy's Powling Street wetlands, which is made up of three ephemeral or seasonal wetlands.

"It comes to our part of the world to rest and to feed and get ready for its migration back to Japan."

Since 2005, the community group has been fighting against a proposed development for a 32-lot subdivision on a site adjacent to the wetlands."

Read more, or listen to an interview on ABC Radio South West Victoria.

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