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Woodhouse Water Wise Project
Greening Australia offers government agencies, industries and other clients a wealth of expertise and experience in all aspects of vegetation management.
Greening Australia’s services were engaged by SA Water to lead the revegetation of a wetland environment at Woodhouse in the Cox Creek system. The wetland design featured a series of reed beds and a reed lagoon to filter and trap nutrients and reduce sediment loads entering the creek system and beyond to the Onkaparinga River, which feeds Adelaide’s Mount Bold and Happy Valley Reservoirs.
Some 13,000 native trees, shrubs and reeds were planted to create this natural filtration process. Native riparian plant species were used, including some thought to be lost to the area. The diverse range of species used in the revegetation program created habitat for native animals. Importantly, the wetland revegetation has provided critical breeding habitat for aquatic fauna including fish, frogs and water birds.
In addition to the water quality and biodiversity benefits, the project has also provided the local community with quality recreation, education and aesthetic opportunities. The site features interpretive boards, viewing platforms and walkways, fish ladders and a water quality monitoring station developed by project partners SA Water and the SA branch of Scouts Australia.
- Applying Greening Australia’s experience and expertise in vegetation management to a water quality issue through the design and development of a wetland revegetation project capable of filtering nutrients and sediment.
- Creation of revegetated habitat for a range of native wildlife species.
- Working with a broader partnership team on a program delivering multiple benefits to the community in water quality, biodiversity, recreation, education and aesthetics.