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The former Driver Training Centre at Oaklands Park is being transformed into a wetland capable of harvesting enough water to fill 160 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The completed stormwater reuse scheme will ultimately be capable of capturing, cleaning and storing up to 400 million litres of stormwater each year, and distributing the recovered water for irrigation of council parks in the area.
The wetland be surrounded by recreational and educational facilities.
We have installed a webcam on the Oaklands Wetland site and will upload a picture a day for you to follow construction progress.
The time-lapse camera is taking regular snapshots and all photos at the end of the project will be collated into a video and posted on YouTube.
|Daily progress photo of the Oaklands Wetland project, updated at noon each day CST.|
- Construction on the Oaklands Wetland site commenced 8 January 2013.
- Service locations for the distribution network are being finalised and works are scheduled for 4 March to begin along the Sturt River Linear Park.
- Council has approved the contractors to deliver the Oaklands Wetland project:
- Bardavcol for Civil and Landscaping Service
- Alano Water for Mechanical and Electrical Service
- SADB Directional Drilling for the Distribution Network
- Community consultation on the development of a plaza and family recreation area will soon begin and details will be available on the Making Marion website.
Construction of the wetland is expected to be completed by June 2013 and established by 2015.
Correct as of 20 February 2013
|Site set-up - including fencing the entire site||Complete|
|Demolition - including removing bitumen, concrete and structures||Nearly complete, brick building to be removed once vinyl-asbestos tiles have been removed.|
|Bulk earth works||Will commence once asbestos-cement conduits have been removed. Scheduled for 6-8 weeks.|
|Sturt River off-take structure||Stormwater off-take pit has been cut, excavated, connected via pipeline and will be concreted and have in-take grate placed by 15 February.|
|Pump Station 1 (to pump Sturt River water from off-take structure inlet into gross pollutant trap (GPT))||Hole for PS 1 has been excavated, pump station casing will be in place by 15 Feb. SADB have connected PS1 with off-take structure via a 300mm pipe and a conduit for the probe connection is in place.|
|Pump Station 2 (to pump (inject) treated wetland water from wetland into aquifer)||Pit has been excavated.|
|Pump Station 3 (to pump recovered water from aquifer via header tank to reserves via distribution network)||Shed has been partly demolished.|
|Landscape works||Not yet commenced, all paths have been pegged.|
|Common Service Trenches (CST) (to connect pump stations and aquifer wells)||Alano have started excavating the CSTs between ASR1 and the buildings on site.|
|Distribution network||All services have been located. Pipeline route has been aligned in accordance with the newly aligned Sturt River Linear Path. Construction of the pipe is to commence 4 March.|
|ASR feasibility investigations||Complete - Aquifer confirmed|
|Appoint design consultancy team||Complete - FMG Engineering appointed|
|Community consultation on master plan||Complete - Nov 2011 to Feb 2012|
|Developing master plan and wetland design||Complete - June 2012|
|Drilling of wells||Complete - November 2012|
|Construction of wetland starts||January 2013|
|Construction complete||June/July 2013|
|Wetland establishment||July 2013 - June 2015|
The Oaklands Wetland Project is being co-funded by the City of Marion, the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative through the National Urban Water and Desalination Plan.
Download the current project update on the Oaklands Wetland. A list of past updates can be found on the Oaklands Wetland Background and Functionality page.
If you are interested in hearing more about the progress of the Oaklands Wetland project, please register your interest by emailing council.
You can also view a fact sheet on the Making Marion website that contains construction information about the project.
Comprehensive project background can be found on the Oaklands Wetland Background and Functionality page.