The Conder Wetlands are a pleasant example of how an urban managed waterway can retain much of its character, and include further elements that may not always be part of that landscape. Many of the characteristics of a ‘flood & dry’ gully have been retained but modified in the engineered landscape. The upper swampy patches have been turned into permanent pools, and there is another one in front of Lanyon High School. The gully bottoms have been given a stable cobbled base, and there are concrete and steel silt traps rather then log jambs and snags. In places the creek-line stays underground all the time.
The Conder Wetlands Group looks after the wetlands site by weeding, and planting native vegetation to improve the habitat and amenity of the site.
To contact the group, please email Rowhan at firstname.lastname@example.org.