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Annual Report 2021–2022, Power and Water Corporation



Annual Report 2021–2022, Power and Water Corporation

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Tabled Paper 708


Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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32 Ilparpa ponds attracting tourists from across Australia and around the world Power and Water is proud to support public bird watching at our Ilparpa ponds site in Alice Springs. A number of ornithology books reference this site, which attracts tourists from across Australia and around the world. The Ilparpa waste water treatment ponds are home to a variety of birds and are an important staging point for migratory birds on their way across Australia and overseas. It is a protected area, and covers about 130 hectares of land. More than 140 species of birds have been sighted at the waste water treatment ponds, particularly waterbirds, migratory waders (mostly October to April), resident waders, raptors and passerines. Members of the public can access Ilparpa ponds for guided bird watching tours, coordinated through Tourism Central Australia. Purpose-built bird nesting islands, as well as a bird screen and interpretive signs have also been constructed at this site. Ilparpa waste water treatment ponds. 140+ species of birds sighted

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