Have you ever been to the Wetlands Centre? Sited in the Tamar River Conservation Area and just a 10 minute drive out of Launceston, this may well be our most picturesque site for Open House ever. Architect John Button will be available for a chat at the Interpretation Centre and you can take a stroll to Tamar island along the boardwalk through the large grasses. Keep an eye out for the vast amounts of wildlife too, we’re talking pelicans, swans, cormorants and numerous other bird species as well as frogs, dragonflies and lizards.
Saturday 7 September also coincides with National Threatened Species Day. Join our friends at Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service for a variety of interesting information forums.
- 10am Welcome/coffee – John Duggin
- 10:30am – 11:15am: John Douglas (QVMAG) – Tasmanian Spiders
- 11:25am – 11:40am: Robyn Allchin (NRM North) – Eastern Barred Bandicoots
- 11:45am – 12:00pm: Shane Westley (NRM North) – Cat management
- 12:30pm – 1pm: Peter Puskic/Lillian Stewart (IMAS Utas) – Gull Bolus Collection Project
- 1:20pm – 1:45pm: Dominick Del Vecchio (DPIPWE Save the Devil Program) – Tasmanian Devils and the Devil Facial Tumour Disease
Architect John Button of HBV Architects will also be on site as part of Open House Launceston for casual chats about the design of the Wetlands Centre from 10 – 1pm.
Download the full Open House Launceston PDF program here
Address: Tamar Island Wetlands Centre, West Tamar Highway, Riverside
Highlights: Talks by architect John Button
Building specs: Type: Interpretation Centre and Viewing Platform. Built: 2000