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Self Guided Illustrated Historical Walks

Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s.

1890s Annandale A Short Walk second edition Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of Church with steeple

Federation Annandale A Short Walk Marghanita da Cruz

Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk Second Edition by Marghanita da Cruz with Annandale Viaduct and Soldiers

1920s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of 1920s Flats

1930s Annandale: A Short Walk by Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of an Art Deco Pub

1940s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with photograph of street with aircraft being towed.

50s Annandale A Short Walk,  Marghanita da Cruz

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Water

White's Creek Johnston's Creek Federal Park Wetlands Whites Creek Wetlands Rozelle Bay Harbour Park Bays Precinct Annandale Water Cycle World Wetlands Day Water Efficient Gardening

INNER CITY ENVIRONMENTAL REVITALISATION - FEDERAL PARK TIDALLY INFLUENCED SALT-MARSH WETLAND

Federal Park Tidally-Influenced Salt Marsh Wetland (constructed 2001)

images of federal park wetland when first constructed - photo Marghanita A four year consultation, planning, design and construction process, has delivered a salt marsh wetland just three kilometres from the Sydney G.P.O. Funding from an Environmental Trust (Restoration & Rehabilitation) Grant, a Storm water Trust Grant and Leichhardt Council itself has enabled conversion of a traditional storm water conveyance - i.e. an underground concrete channel beneath a grassed park surface - into an open water body, tidal mud flats, salt-marsh planting and associated fringing terrestrial vegetation.

The project enables visitors to a popular inner city open space to view an initiative that seeks to reestablish an environment akin to the pre-development foreshore. Considerable environmental education potential exists at the site. To achieve an on-the-ground outcome required strong commitment from stakeholders and at several preconstruction stages of the project delivery a less committed community or Council might have taken the easier "do nothing" option. Post-construction public opinion of the salt-marsh is favourable - justifying the major investment of community and Council staff time and effort.

The aims of the project were as follows:

Method

A tidally-affected wetland was constructed by excavating a flat, grassed park surface adjacent to Johnstons Creek in Annandale. The project delivered an practical outcome after extensive community consultation had established community support for the project and after an ESD assessment, a feasibility study, soil sampling for contamination and detailed design planning had been undertaken.

Water Testing
Federal Park wetland - west of Chapman Road
Federal Park wetland, off Chapman Road, Annandale
Federal Park wetland, off Chapman Road, Annandale

Project Outcomes

Text provided by David Eckstein, Snr Environment Officer, Leichhardt Council, 7-15 Wetherill St, Leichhardt, NSW. Email: DavidE @ lmc . nsw .gov. au (2001). Photos - Ramin Communications.

If you are in North America, these books may be of more interest to you: North American Wetlands

This page www.ramin.com.au/annandale/wetlands.shtml last updated 25 May 2009