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Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project Inc wish to sincerely thank all of our volunteers, past and present, for their dedication in helping to create the very special place that Panboola has become. 



Panboola thanks the following supporters:


  • Alexandra Seddon for donating the land to our community and her ongoing support

  • Dennis Watson for the donation of land at Watson’s Waterhole to PWHP Inc

  • The Lynch family for donation of land to PWHP Inc

  • Bega Valley Shire Council

  • Australian Government Grants including Envirofund, Bushcare, Community Water Grant, Grants to Voluntary Environment & Heritage Organisations (GVESHO), Department of Families, Community Services & Indigenous Affairs and National Heritage Trust

  • Mumbulla Foundation

  • Wood Family Foundation

  • PAPPA (Pambula Area Progress and Planning Association),

  • Rotary Club of Pambula

  • Southern Phone

  • IMB Community Foundation

  • Pambula-Merimbula Lions Club

  • Robert and Karen Smith 

  • Far South Coast Birdwatchers Inc

  • WetlandCare Australia

  • Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness,

  • Pambula District and Community Bank – Bendigo Bank

  • Department of Lands,

  • Origin Energy,

  • Far South Coast Landcare Association

  • Landcare Australia

  • NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

  • Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife

  • Bournda Environmental Education Centre

  • Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub and Sustainability Education Network

  • Black Duck Foods

  • Pete Scott Automotive

  • Nolan Auto Parts - Pambula


Panboola thanks the following businesses:


Zoe O Design, Pambula

Steeline Pambula
Aviation ID Australia
Merimbula Engineering
Wild Ryes Bakery
High Legal Australia
South Coast Flora
Georgies Fine Jewellery

Bobbins South Coast
EnviroKey – Ecological and Biodiversity Consultants
Blue Ridge Hardwoods
Centipede Nursery
Harrison Warne
Bristol Paint and Decorate, Pambula
Parksies Bobcat and Tipper Hire
Guideline South Coast
Sapphire Coast Cranes
Hayes Haulage
Carbon Copy

South Coast Hire

Wilson Signs
John McDermott Automotive
Merimbula Sand and Gravel
Excell Printing
Niks Cranes
SJ Welding & Fabrication
Daryl Dobson
North Eden Timber
Rent A Ruminant
Wilson Signs
Alan Woodstock
Reg Buckett
Mick Grimes
NRMA, Pambula
Oaklands Pambula
Mitre 10
Sautelle White

Dynamic Tree Services


Thanks to:


  • The hard working committee, past and present, of Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project Inc who manage administration of Panboola.

  • The many financial donors whose assistance allows plans to come to fruition.

  • The Thursday Volunteers who keep coming back for more and more weeding!

  • The many photographers who have generously granted use of their photographs for interpretive signs and promotion.

  • To the Fundraisers and people who donate to or attend fundraising functions, your support is appreciated.

  • All the generous supporters of our succesful 2015 Pozible campaign to raise funds “To return the eagle spirit to Panboola!” - Chris Buller, Jenny Robb, Karen Wright, Pam Hughes, Sara Schmude, Paul Dawson, Bruce Davison, Jenny Quealy, John and Judy England, Rob and Jan Bruce, Sarah de Fegely, Michael McMaster, the Roper Family, Sandra Edwards, Nurk Daddo, Hein Vandenbergh, Louise Miller, Mandi Stevenson, Ray Anderson, Alison and Lloyd Jenkins, Merilyn Souter, June Treloar, Colette Moorhead, Chris Wheeler, Bus Stop Costumes, Ross Mannell and Bruce Waddell.

  • Our sincere thanks go to the supporters of the 2015 Panboola Trivia Night; Pambula Beach Surf Life Saving Club, David Wriedt, Old Salty’s Oysters, Bendigo Community Bank (Pambula), Arcuthi Hair Salon, Carbon Copy and Bill and Fran Peterie.

  • Maintenance Volunteers – especially the slashing/mowing team of Graham Waldon, Brad Sinclair, Max Smedley, Bruce Grose, Ross Thomas, Ray Anderson, Mick Clee and Grant Stevenson. Thank you to the volunteers who constructed the IMB walking track – Rob Bruce, Josh Connolly, John Dawson, Ted Hawkins, Fred Knezevich, John Lynch, Peter MacKnight, Peter Roberts, Brad Sinclair, Charles Thom, Ross Thomas and John Weatherstone.

  • Eric Rice for architectural skills in designing Smiths Lookout, the Information Booth and Rob's Shed, and to Nik’s Cranes for relocating the container in preparation for Rob's Shed.

  • Tony Jolley and Raymond Daly for their work in controlling feral pest species across the site.

  • Andrew Marshman for structural engineering plans.

  • Garry Moorhead for his legal advice.

  • Local Radio and Press for their continual support in promoting Panboola.

  • RTA for assistance with road base.

  • Pambula Landcare Group, Pambula Primary School, Lumen Christi Catholic College, Sapphire Coast Anglican College, Conservation Volunteers Australia and many community volunteers for planting so many of the thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses.

  • Ted Munt, Ron Savage, Bill Langenhorst, Derek Jones, John Davies and Keith Dawson for maintaining the mown walking tracks and entrances.

  • The late Neal Prosser and the late John Macdonald for their fencing skills, assisted by Ron Bayley.

  • Far South Coast Birdwatchers Inc for conducting regular bird surveys and promoting Panboola as a prime birdwatching location.

  • TAFE Metalwork Students from Bega Campus for constructing two metal farm gates.

  • Graham Waldon for designing and constructing table settings and seats with his small team of volunteers.

  • Angela George for historical research and provision of timeline.

  • Jock Waugh for personal input relating to vegetation establishment and management, and to Jackie Miles for continued interest and advice with botanical matters.

  • James Felton-Taylor for extra time and effort put into early field work.

  • Stuart Lennie for routing of timber signs.

  • Jean Pollock, Paula Heraclides, Narelle Hetherington, Joy Dawson, Jessica Terry, Anita Pease and David McMaster for designing and installing mosaics in the walking tracks.

  • John Veigel and Paula Tallen for the gift of a brushcutter. and Warren and Jenny Gotley for the gift of a lawnmower.

  • Dick Larkham for guidance and skills on the first bike track.

  • Ray Gardaya for construction of memorial seat for David Gibbons, and also Salah Romane, Rob High and Jason Meek.

  • Terry Radford for his generosity and for many hours of bobcat work.

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