Hart 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 Willunga Creek catchment and services Aldinga Beach and surrounding areas within the City of Onkaparinga.

The scheme’s main feature is an urban wetland adjacent to Hart and Rowley Roads. It 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, but they are also great recreational destinations being only 2km from the Aldinga foreshore, immediately north of the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park with ample car parking and linkages to surrounding reserves, playgrounds and local shops.


Hart Road Wetland 6