Water watch

Published on 26 May 2021

The Busch Crew build a swale in Rosanna Parklands

In recent wet conditions, Rosanna Parklands visitors were unable to access an informal track heavily used for circumnavigating the park or enjoying the bench memorialising Councillor Jean Baker OAM.

Respecting the legacy of Ellis Stones, a noted early landscape designer who established Rosanna Parklands, an existing swale that flooded low lying areas of the parklands was reset with low lying landscaping and leading to a vegetated frog pond. This enhanced habitat and water quality in the flood zone. A small footbridge and gravel path was constructed to mitigate the hazards on the path.

The Friends of Salt Creek and Associated Parklands were of great assistance to our Environmental Operations and Bush crew teams in planting the swale.

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