Wetlands

Munno Para Wetlands

Designed to intercept stormwater drainage from Smith Creek and the Craigmore Road drain, this site is located near the corner of Curtis Road and Coventry Road, Munno Para.

In addition to stormwater harvesting, this site has been designed as a focal point for open space, recreational and environmental activities close to the Playford Alive development.

How the site works -

  • Stormwater diverted from Smith Creek and Craigmore Road drains
  • Stormwater runoff from an existing developed urban catchment of 790 Ha and rural catchment of 1790 Ha
  • Wetland area = 5 Ha
  • Total site area = 8 Ha
  • Treated water flowrate = 96 litres/second
  • Total annual volume harvested = 660 ML
Munno Para Wetland
 Munno Para Wetland 2

Stebonheath Park Wetlands

Located on Smith Creek, this 4ha wetland is designed to capture and harvest up to 490 ML of stormwater per year from the existing urban areas of Andrews Farm, Smithfield and Craigmore.

In addition to improving the stormwater harvesting performance of this site, this project has provided a regional park with the following benefits -

  • A community socialisation hub
  • An easy accessible park providing facilities for family activity including play space, BBQ areas, grassed areas and shade for picnics
  • Opportunities for school and community groups to learn about water quality, habitat, eco-systems and bird life
  • Located close to areas of new development such as Playford Alive and Lakeside, the site is in a prime position to support local schools such as Saint Columba College and the new Super school by providing educational opportunities for students in environmental studies.
  • How the site works -

    • Stormwater diverted from Smith Creek and Andrews Farm open drains
    • Stormwater runoff from an existing developed urban catchment of 460 Ha
    • Wetland area = 4 Ha
    • Total site area = 19 Ha
    • Treated water flowrate = 51 litres/second
    • Total annual volume harvested = 490 ML
Stebonheath Park 2
Stebonheath Park

Community Bores and Adams Creek

Located near Midway Road Elizabeth East, the Adams Creek wetland site  captures stormwater using an 'off stream' wetland system diverting stormwater from the Adams Creek drainage system. Stormwater is treated through a 1.5ha wetland system and then stored underground in two ASR wells. This site is capable of harvesting and storing 80 ML annually.

The Uley Road community bore project involved the upgrading of an existing bore and irrigation system dedicated to supplying irrigation water to Uley Reserve, a site used extensively for Soccer, Football and Rugby.

Summary -

  • Total expenditure = $2.5m
  • Uley Road community bore providing 40 ML per year irrigation
  • Adams Creek wetland upgrade and ASR infrastructure providing 80 ML per year injection
Adams Creek
Post: 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park SA 5113 | Visit: Playford Civic Centre, 10 Playford Boulevard, Elizabeth
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