Designs

Oaklands Wetlands

By City of Marion

  • Oaklands Wetlands

    Oaklands Wetlands

About the project

Oaklands Wetland and Reserve incorporates a wetland, recreation, play and biodiversity elements.
Oaklands Wetland and Reserve incorporates a wetland, recreation, play and biodiversity elements.

The Driver Training Centre at Oaklands Park was transformed in December 2013 into a wetland capable of harvesting enough water to fill 160 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The completed stormwater reuse scheme will ultimately be capable of capturing, cleaning and storing up to 400 million litres of stormwater each year, and distributing recovered water for irrigation of council parks in the area.

The wetland ponds in the wetland function in different ways to treat stormwater taken from the Sturt River. Over 2-3 days the water is filtered through the wetland before it is injected underground into four bores. A 11.5km long distribution network the supplies harvested treated stormwater to 31 reserves and other open public spaces for irrigation use.

It is home to parrots, ducks, cockatoos and wader birds, including spoonbills, ibis and gulls, as well as dragonflies and frogs. Majestic, old River red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) and 85,000 new plants play an important role creating habitat for our wildlife.