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).

Landscape Management Region: Green Adelaide

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: 51 (non-passerines 35, passerines 16)

Common Species: Eurasian Coot, Pacific Black Duck x *Mallard, Dusky Moorhen, New Holland Honeyeater, White-plumed Honeyeater

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

Updated: 28/07/2021


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