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City of Marion Oaklands and Warriparinga Wetlands

Construction of the $9 million Oaklands Wetland is nearing completion. Once fully established, it will be capable of capturing, cleaning and storing up to 400 million litres of stormwater each year - the equivalent of 160 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Treated stormwater will be used to irrigate 31 reserves in the Marion Council area. Another wetland, Warriparinga, is also based in the City of Marion and is home to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre.

Warriparinga (meaning windy place by the river) is a unique site in the heart of Marion, known for its natural beauty, outdoors recreation, native plants and animals as well as a place for cultural and environmental education.

Oaklands Wetland cost more than $9 million with the City of Marion and the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board each contributing $2.66 million. The Australian Government provided $3.73 million through the Water for the Future initiative.

For more information, visit www.marion.sa.gov.au.

 

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