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Before European settlement, the Perth CBD was dotted with freshwater wetlands. Now in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre, a former chlorinated water feature has been transformed into a fresh water ecology wetland which will become home to plant and animal species once common throughout Perth, including native fish, frogs and invertebrates.
The wetland is an outdoor classroom for school groups and those looking to learn about the ecosystem. It’s a practical education resource to observe the introduction and establishment of local fauna and flora, as well as monitor water quality in a partnership program run in conjunction with the WA Museum.
The wetland is another feature of the Perth Cultural Centre’s sustainable approach to landscaping and design utilising sand and gravel from other parts of the site, locally sourced salvaged timber for the stage and the existing steps provide seating for audiences or passers-by looking for a peaceful spot to relax.
We have also reduced the power bill with natural processes now assisting in treating and filtering water.