Breakout Creek Wetlands – Stage 1, Fulham/Lockleys

Where is it?: Breakout Creek Wetlands (Stage 1) run upstream from Henley Beach Road. Public transport is available on Bus Route H30 to West Lakes Interchange, H33 to Henley Beach or H22 to Henley Beach South (Stop 17 or 18 on Henley Beach Road). Breakout Creek Wetlands are part of the River Torrens Linear Trail.

Owner: Managed by the City of West Torrens.

Land summary: Hundred of Adelaide – Piece 100

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

History: Breakout Creek located at the coastal end of the River Torrens is an artificial channel built in the 1930s to provide flood protection for the western suburbs.  These wetlands were constructed by the Torrens Catchment Water Management Board on the lower reaches of the River Torrens at Lockleys in 1999.

Habitat: Originally this section of the River Torrens flowed through sprawling reed beds towards the Port River in the north and the Patawalonga Creek in the south. Today the wetlands have been revegetated with common reed (Phragmites australis), bulrush (Typha domingensis) and other sedges. There are old river red gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) along the banks of the river.

More information:  NR-ADMLR

Total Species Recorded to Date: 57 (non-passerines 41, passerines 16)

Common Species: Eurasian Coot, Australasian Swamphen, Dusky Moorhen, White-faced Heron, Noisy Miner

Less Common Species: Great Egret, Little Wattlebird, Little Grassbird

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