Urrbrae Wetland Facility Upgrade for Increased Neighbourhood Involvement

Funded
Urrbrae wetlands 2017

Improved toilet facilities to increase neighbourhood involvement and satisfaction.

FUNDED PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by James

Sponsored by Urrbrae Wetland Learning Centre

Budget

$150,000.00

238 votes received

The City of Mitcham and Friends-of-the-Wetland have created a valuable resource. Local schools use the wetland extensively for education but the neighbourhood does not because the single existing toilet is in the Wetland classroom. Neighbourhood interest exists: Open Days each attract 300 visitors, but long toilet queues cause concerns. Fenced for safety, casual visitors are welcomed to this unique deep-water wetland whenever the gate is open or through advanced booking. The grant will provide a toilet block and a disability friendly toilet, resulting in enhanced comfort for local visitors, increased frequency of visits, and even greater numbers attending neighbourhood events.

FUNDED PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by James

Sponsored by Urrbrae Wetland Learning Centre

Budget

$150,000.00

238 votes received

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Kate Blue

17 Nov 2017

The Urrbrae Wetland is a valuable resource to Urrbrae Agricultural High School, other educational institutions and the local and extended community from near and far. It is important that as a facility, that services are provied to cater to the wide range of visitors who venture onto the property, especially in the form of a suitable toilet block. Currently there is only one toilet, which is totally inadequate for the visitor numbers. Tere needs to be an accessible toilet block for all genter types and those with a disability. Please support this funding application for the benefit of all.

David Morrow

08 Nov 2017

The wetlands and its passionate caretakers provide students and community members a learning experience they cannot achieve in a conventional classroom. Recently, I observed 50 students and 8 adults have a rich and rewarding wetlands experience, until toilet time. Surely, with such a great facility that is highly utilised by the community, funding for basic sanitation should be of the highest priority.

Vivienne Nielssen

05 Nov 2017

This is a wonderful area visited by many people of all ages, from all parts of Adelaide, school groups, Probus groups, walking groups, bird-lovers, naturalists etc. many of them have a travelled a long way to get there. There is just one major drawback - there is only one toilet on the entire site & always a queue. When there is an open day portable toilets have to be hired to cope with the increased visitor numbers, surely the need for a small toilet block is obvious.

Ian Reed

30 Oct 2017

The Urrbrae Wetlands receives thousands of visitors each year ranging in age from kindergarten groups to retired citizen groups. A new toilet block would make these visits more enjoyable and efficient. Several times each year portable toilets need to be hired to cater for increased visitor numbers. If there was a new block with increased capacity then this money could be spent on other development possibilities.

Kevin Handreck

27 Oct 2017

When the Urrbrae High School or the Friends Group runs events at the Wetland, there is always a queue for the one and only toilet on site. Much more use of this excellent facility by the community would be possible with a few more toilets.

Elizabeth Morrell

27 Oct 2017

Wetlands are becoming important elements of urban infrastructure and environments. Many people are curious about how the Urrbrae Wetlands function, and some people travel a long way to visit - let's help them do that in comfort.

Christine Adams

24 Oct 2017

A beautiful place, very peaceful, and a wonderful learning area. Access is very restricted now as only one toilet present, in the classroom area. There were over 6,000 visitors in the last 12 months, most with their legs crossed!

Vivienne Nielssen > Christine Adams

05 Nov 2017

Fully agree with you!