Mismanagement caused platypus extinction in Winburndale Rivulet, says Goldney

Sam Bolt
By Sam Bolt
Updated March 10 2021 - 4:18am, first published 4:13am
ACCUSATION: CSU adjunct professor David Goldney said council's management of Winburndale Dam during the recent drought caused platypi extinction upstream.

Charles Sturt University adjunct professor and local ecologist David Goldney says Bathurst Regional Council's management of the Winburndale Rivulet between 2017 and 2019 caused the extinction of the water body's platypus population.

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Sam Bolt

Sam Bolt

Writer/Journalist at Western Advocate

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