Our award winning wetland was created in
1996 to provide a clean, reliable, economical and sustainable water
supply to the Munster Plant. After the removal of thousands of
tonnes of soil, the area was lined with thick plastic and half a
metre of sand to create one of Perth's first artificial
Located in a 12.8 hectare natural bush reserve adjacent to the Munster plant, the wetland covers an area of nearly two hectares and holds 16 million litres of water.
It serves a dual purpose, providing recycled water for
industrial use and a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna
including 60 bird species, frogs, and reptiles. Providing habitat
for local wildlife is important because a lot of native vegetation
has been cleared for residential subdivisions.
Download the wetland brochure.
The wetland undergoes regular maintenance, with recent activities including sludge removal and the management of cats in the area. We are also engaging with local school to explore ways of involving students in environmental health monitoring within the wetland.
We welcome all school and community group visits to the wetland. If you would like to arrange a tour, please contact us.