Drainage site to be revamped into micro wetland

Water Corporation drainage and liveable communities manager Nadine Riethmuller, Water Minister Dave Kelly, Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman and Mayor Dan Bull.
Water Corporation drainage and liveable communities manager Nadine Riethmuller, Water Minister Dave Kelly, Mt Lawley MLA Simon Millman and Mayor Dan Bull.

A MICRO wetland will be created at a drainage site in Morley.

The City of Bayswater and the Water Corporation will transform the wetland at Peters Place Reserve into a flood prevention site, as part of the City’s Bayswater Brook Catchment Management Project.

The living stream and wetland will clean stormwater and contribute to a healthier water system.

There will also be trees planted and lower fencing installed at the site.

The State Government contributed $270,000 towards the project while the City funded $50,000.

Mayor Dan Bull said the “tired-looking” space would now be an attractive micro wetland that provided a habitat for wildlife.

“Designed to mimic a natural wetland, the site will play an important role in cleaning stormwater as it flows through our city landscape,” he said.

“By providing a cooling effect, the wetland will also contribute to our climate change resilience.”

Water Minister Dave Kelly said living streams helped improve public open spaces.

“The Peters Place Drainage for Liveability Project is a great example of how drains can be both functional, and also create more liveable, greener areas for the community to access and enjoy,” he said.

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