Dalkeith Road wetland

Constructed in 2013 by the City of Onkaparinga as part of stage 2 of it’s Water Proofing the South initiative, the $30million water reuse scheme exists within the Pedler Creek catchment and services the suburbs of Seaford Rise, Seaford Heights and Moana within the City of Onkaparinga.

The scheme’s main feature is an urban wetland adjacent to Dalkeith and Commercial Roads. The wetland receives and treats runoff from the surrounding urban area.

Captured water is then treated and injected into the underlying aquifer system accessed via bores around the wetland site, where it is kept until needed to service local irrigation demands. This process is known as Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR).

A pressurised pipe network distributes harvested stormwater from these locations to parks and reserves, sports fields and schools along with meeting construction, industrial and municipal demands.

The wetlands not only harvest stormwater, they provide expansive recreational green space destinations while being only 1km from the Moana foreshore with connections to the Pedler Creek lineal trail, car parking, reserves and playgrounds and local shops.


Dalkeith Road Wetland 1