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Councillor Column - Living streams bring nature back to Morley

Posted on October 02, 2018

Drainage sites throughout Morley are being transformed into living, breathing wetlands thanks to a partnership between the City, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Water Corporation.

Designed to mimic a natural wetland, these living streams help to improve the quality of water flowing into the Swan River. Not only do they provide habitat for birds, frogs, and other wildlife, living streams make attractive green public spaces and have even been known to increase the value of surrounding properties.

Following the success of two new living streams at Russell Street Park, the City has now begun restoring the drain and adjacent laneway connecting Walter Road to Jakobsons Reserve in Morley. The stream has already been planted with native sedges, rushes and grass trees, and new solar lighting now runs along the laneway, improving safety and making the area more welcoming.

We're looking forward to seeing a further three living streams come to life across Morley as part of the Bayswater Brook Catchment Management Plan.

Councillor Catherine Ehrhardt

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