Urrbrae Wetland Facts

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

Contact Us

Tel 08 8372 8888

Fax 08 8372 8101

Email Us

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Locate Us

PO Box 21

Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062

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