Tag Archives: platypus

Extra protections for River Lett Platypus’ as part of GWH upgrade plans

By | July 1, 2022

Specific measures to protect the platypus population in the River Lett have been included in plans for the Little Hartley to Lithgow (west section) of the Great Western Highway upgrade, following valuable input from the community. A Review of Environmental Factors and concept design for the west section of the upgrade were put on public… Read More »


Secrets of the Platypus: Australia’s Most Mysterious Mammal

By | June 15, 2022

The platypus, or duck-billed platypus, is one of the most intriguing creatures in the animal kingdom. Native to the waterways and wetlands of eastern Australia, including the Blue Mountains, this aquatic mammal got its name from its strange, duck-like bill and tail and from the Greek word platypous, meaning flat-footed. It was hunted for its… Read More »