Urrbrae Wetland Quick Facts and Benefits

Quick Facts

6,000+ visitors each year
$1.7 million - construction cost of Stages 1 and 2
$0.93 million - grants for construction costs of Stages 1 and 2


Trash rack collections:

2013/14 - 53 tonnes
2012/13 - 33 tonnes
2011/12 - 82 tonnes

Urrbrae Wetland - Cross Road Inlet with Trash Racks and Silt Trap

1 in 5 year event Flood Event - design parameter


Site Coverage - 4.5 hectares
Surface Water Area - 1.5 hectares
Catchment Area - 375 hectares


380 million litres of stormwater enters the wetland each year (long term average)
14.6 million litres - stormwater detention capacity
10 million litres – capacity of clay-lined, wetland pond (detention basin)
3 million litres – capacity of synthetic lined Farm Dam

2 stormwater inlets
2 sedimentation basins
1 detention basin


Jointly managed – City of Mitcham and Urrbrae Agricultural High School 


Benefits of Urrbrae Wetland

  • Reduces the frequency of local flooding
  • Reduces pollutants and pathogens in stormwater entering the Patawalonga basin,
  • Research and education facility for the community
  • Habitat for local native animals and plants
  • Stormwater for irrigation
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Contact:
City of Mitcham -ABN 92 180 069 793
131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062
T: +61 8 8372 8888 | F: +61 8 83728101
E: mitcham@mitchamcouncil.sa.gov.au
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