Port Macquarie Billabong Zoo gets huge water injection after community bands together

Port Macquarie Billabong Zoo gets huge water injection after community bands together

A desire to help and a few phone calls was all it took to rally the troops to deliver a billabong – or three – of water to Port Macquarie’s much loved zoo.

As part of the old Bunnings redevelopment site, a 300,000 litre water tank which was part of the fire sprinkler system needed to be emptied for upgrades. But rather than let the water go down the drain, a call from James Parkinson from FGI-FIRE PL to Club North Haven’s Peter Negus has resulted in a collaboration of massive proportions.

The water isn’t potable for human consumption so could not be donated to the club’s Million Litre Promise – the brainchild of Andrew Pratt and Shane Globits but Mr Negus knew just where the water could go.

“It was like all the dominoes lined up and everything just fell into place with the community coming together to help,” Mr Negus said.