St Clair Wetlands

Where is it?: This wetland is near the corner of Torrens Road and Cheltenham Parade, St Clair. The area was the former site of the Cheltenham Racecourse. The wetlands are accessible by public transport – Train to  St Clair Station (Adelaide-Outer Harbor line).

Owner: City of Charles Sturt

Property summary: Total area c. 11 hectares. Hundred of Yatala – Allotments 1040 (Deposited Plan 94013), 1183 (Deposited Plan 110391), Pieces 7001 and 7002 (Deposited Plan 94012).

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

History: The St Clair Wetlands are a key element of the Waterproofing the West. They were completed in 2013.

Habitat: The wetlands are a man made series of pools roughly in a “Y” shape. They have been extensively planted with sedges and other water plants.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 44 (non-passerines 27, passerines 17)

Common Species: Pacific Black Duck x *Mallard, *Spotted Dove, Crested Pigeon, New Holland Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater

Less Common Species: Black Swan, Chestnut Teal, Pink-eared Duck, Australian White Ibis, Australian Reed Warbler

Updated: 11/07/2019

Download the bird list