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Warriparinga Wetlands

Category: Place
Location:Science Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2 hectare site at Science Park, within the Patawalonga water catchment, the major waterway being the Sturt River.
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage | Land Management
Summary Information:
Marion City Council, the Patawalonga Catchment Water Management Board and the Land Management Corporation developed a partnership alliance to create a wetland environment on a 2 hectare site at Science Park, bounded by Marion Road, Sturt Road and South Road. Representatives of the Kaurna Aboriginal Community and Heritage Association were invited onto the Reference Group to oversee the design of the wetlands.
Detailed Information:
Kaurna people have been involved at the outset in relation to the concept design of the wetlands and in relation to an archaeological study of the area. They were involved in recommendations as to the planting of Indigenous plants, food sources and particular reed species. Over 9000 trees and shrubs have now been planted in the area.

The main objective of the Warriparinga Wetlands is to improve water quality through wetland processes and to create an enhanced landscape and visually attractive area for residents, workers at Science Park and visitors. The area also provides a habitat for birds and wildlife. The wetlands is an important community educational resource about Indigenous culture and the special relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with the land.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Manna Hill Mining Company and the Kuyani/Adnyamathanha Peoples Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Marion City Council
  • Patawalonga Catchment Water Management Board
  • Land Management Corporation
  • Kaurna Aboriginal Community and Heritage Association
  • People
  • Kaurna People

  • References

    Report
    Gould, Janet, Heylen, Margaret and Graham, Fred, (Janet Gould & Associates) (2000) Examples of Working Together in South Australia

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