Expression of Interest Marrambidya Wetland Signage – Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri Artwork Commission
Wagga Wagga City Council is updating the artwork on the signage at Marrambidya Wetlands. Council is seeking to commission the production of artwork by a local Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri Artist to be used as the key visual element across signs at Marrambidya Wetland.
The signs to be updated are spread throughout the Marrambidya Wetland, located along the edges of the walking trails, mounted to steel angled posts and share information about Wiradjuri/Wiradyuri culture and the wetlands.
- Submissions Open: NOW
- Submissions Close: 11:59Pm, Friday 1 March 2024
- Payment: $3,000 (ex. GST)
- How to Apply: Download the EOI form for further instructions on how to apply and what to provide
Your questions and application can be directed to Michaella Alexander, Aboriginal Community Development Officer or Alexandra Osgood, Community Development Coordinator on: 1300 292 442 or email@example.com
About the Wetland
The City of Wagga Wagga is situated in the heart of southern Wiradjuri Country, the largest of all nations in New South Wales. Research indicates that Wiradjuri People have been present in the region for 120,000 years (Wiradjuri Heritage Study 2002).
'Marrambidya' was selected as the name of this special place to reflect the importance of this site to the local Wiradjuri people and to acknowledge the traditional name of the Murrumbidgee River. The site is also located between two Aboriginal Place Names, Gobbagumbalin and Wiradjuri Reserve.
Transformed from the disused treatment ponds of the Narrung Street Sewage Treatment Plant, this site now provides habitat for migratory and non-migratory birds, water insects, frogs, fish, reptiles and mammals such as the locally threatened Squirrel Glider. The wetland is designed to replicate the natural water cycle with flooding during the winter months and dryer, low levels during summer. The site was officially opened on June 3 2016 following 5 years of planning and construction.
it is envisioned that The Marrambidya Wetland will become an important place for the community of Wagga Wagga for passive recreation, education, ecological restoration, and reconciliation.
Location and access
The Marrambidya Wetland is located at 100 Narrung Street, Wagga Wagga.
Marrambidya Wetland can be accessed via the Wiradjuri Walking track from either Wiradjuri Reserve to the east or Gobba Beach from the west. Vehicles can enter the site from Narrung Street, Wagga Wagga.
The wetland is open all year round and entry is free. Please take everything you need with you and be sure to take it away with you.