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What could be a more dramatic make-over than a sewerage treatment plant into a bio-diversity hot-spot? In the case of the old facility at Christies Beach, south of Adelaide, it was the most obvious step to take…

Nested in one of the Onkaparinga River’s final bends before it empties out into Gulf St Vincent, the decommissioned plant offered up a surprising amount of potential. The site is part of an existing coastal wetlands setting and it’s close to the growing suburb of Noarlunga Downs. Any remedial works here would mean local residents would suddenly have three hectares of new public open space to walk through. The views would certainly improve, and the amount of wildlife that was expected to move back in would be impressive.


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