Kensington Gardens Reserve Project

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The Kensington Gardens Reserve project will deliver significant environmental and recreational benefits to the reserve and the surrounding creek ecosystem.

The overall project will include an extensive revegetation program with more than 40 trees, 1,450 shrubs and 4,300 groundcovers to be planted in the area surrounding a new wetland.

A dedicated ‘biozone’ area will feature 2,400m2 of plantings across three distinct areas that will complement the remnant SA Blue Gum ecosystem at the reserve.

Native species will be used exclusively for all new plantings, 4,800 new ‘biozone’ plantings will be locally sourced and indigenous to the reserve.

The wetland will

The Kensington Gardens Reserve project will deliver significant environmental and recreational benefits to the reserve and the surrounding creek ecosystem.

The overall project will include an extensive revegetation program with more than 40 trees, 1,450 shrubs and 4,300 groundcovers to be planted in the area surrounding a new wetland.

A dedicated ‘biozone’ area will feature 2,400m2 of plantings across three distinct areas that will complement the remnant SA Blue Gum ecosystem at the reserve.

Native species will be used exclusively for all new plantings, 4,800 new ‘biozone’ plantings will be locally sourced and indigenous to the reserve.

The wetland will benefit existing trees by removing the existing lake walls and feature over 10,000 new plants that will improve the quality of stormwater that enters Stonyfell Creek.

Revitalisation work includes:

• replacing the unsafe artificial lake with a functional wetland to treat urban water pollution entering Stonyfell Creek.
• visual, recreational and environmental improvements to Stonyfell Creek and the surrounding environment.
• eight reconfigured tournament standard tennis courts with lighting available for club and public use.
• nature play features and biodiversity education elements.
• northern and southern fitness stations and a running circuit around the reserve via a shared-use path.
• new bridges over the creek, viewing decks and a boardwalk over the wetland.

Find out more about the project in the Project Brochure in the document library above. You can also find the concept design in the document library as well.

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    G'day Bernie, when do you envisage the project will be completed?

    Asked 3 days ago

    Hi there,

    Construction is expected to take less than one year for the full completion of the project which will include filling in the existing lake and completing the landscape and environmental preservation works on Stonyfell Creek.

    Kind regards,

    Bernie