We’ve started construction on our very first wetlands in stage 7 and are excited to deliver this to our residents this Summer. Our first wetlands in Thornhill Park span over 2 hectares, flourishing with natural vegetation surrounded by shared path trails for walkers, joggers and cyclists. It will also feature a custom viewing platform where you can take a break and enjoy the views.
The wetlands work by capturing and cleaning the local stormwater off our roads and roofs. This constructed system mimics a natural filtration cycle, and cleans the water as it travels through the ponds. This process of filtration helps to protect Kororoit Creek and the surrounding ecosystem.
Over the coming months we will commence planting of vegetation as part of our commitment to delivering this environment to our growing community. For this to remain a beautiful and thriving wetlands, there are a few things that you can do to ensure its delivery this summer, as well as its long term sustainability.
We’ve noticed a lot of construction waste such as paint, cement, building material etc. in our wetlands, which has filtered through from storm water drainage. This will ultimately kill any aquatic vegetation once planting is commences.
If you see anyone disposing of any building waste materials in to the storm water street drainage, snap a photo and send it on to our Customer Care Coordinator, Marnie at firstname.lastname@example.org