Whyalla Wetlands

Where is it?: This wetland is bounded by the Flinders Highway, Broadbent, Keith and Billing Streets, Whyalla.

Owner: Whyalla City Council

Property summary: Total area c. 24 hectares. Hundred of Randell – Allotments 6748 and 6749

whyallawetlandsNatural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula

History: The Whyalla Wetlands is both a recreational and educational storm water purification facility developed by the Whyalla City Council. It’s based on the remaining 24.8 hectares of the original aerodrome, which operated on the site until 1951. The final development includes almost 6 hectares of artificial lakes fed by a combination of underground seepage and storm water runoff.

Habitat: A man made wetland.

More information: City of Whyalla

Total Species Recorded to Date: 74 (non-passerines 49, passerines 25)

Common Species: Grey Teal, Hoary-headed Grebe, Silver Gull, Eurasian Coot, Little Pied Cormorant, Little Black Cormorant, Welcome Swallow

Less Common Species: Pink-eared Duck, Freckled Duck, Baillon’s Crake, Spotless Crake, Black-faced Cuckooshrike, Australian Reed Warbler

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