Constructed wetlands in Canberra

Canberra not only has its wonderfully planned Lake Burley Griffin, it also is developing a series of constructed wetlands.  Perhaps Armidale can learn from this experience as we seek to slow water down in our landscape - and stay a while in our city, for all of us to enjoy?

Today the creek is predominantly a concrete drain, however, Sullivans Creek once consisted of ponds, floodplains and rocky incised gullies. While the catchment restoration does not aim to mimic this historical form it does provide enhanced urban biodiversity by creating a series of planted ponds linked by fingers of vegetation.

More information can be found here.