Brodie Road wetland

Constructed in 2010 by the City of Onkaparinga as part of stage 1 of it’s Water Proofing the South initiative, the $15million Brodie water reuse scheme exists within the Christie Creek catchment and services the suburbs of Woodcroft, Morphett Vale, Christies Downs and Christies Beach within the City of Onkaparinga.

The scheme’s key features are urban wetlands adjacent to Brodie Road and Madeira Drive which capture and treat stormwater received from adjacent creeks.

Water from these urban wetlands is then transferred to a 93 million litre (93ML) above ground lined storage located in Wilfred Taylor Reserve, where it is kept until needed to service local irrigation demands.

A 17km pressurised pipe network distributes harvested stormwater from these locations to parks and reserves, sports fields and schools along with meeting construction, industrial and municipal demands.

The wetlands not only harvest stormwater, they provide expansive recreational green space destinations with connections to the Christie Creek lineal trail, car parking, reserves and playgrounds and local shops.

Planting days and pond dipping sessions feature as part of our Sustainable Onkaparinga program of events and workshops that are advertised throughout the year.

 

Brodie Road wetland

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