Before European settlement, the Kaurna people, depended on the Willa willa - or the winding creeks lined with Red Gum - for their food, shelter and water. Today many creeks have been altered through engineering to control the flooding of nearby homes. Approximately 90% of our creeks run through private property and there is an opportunity for land owners to improve their stretch of creek to create habitat for local wildlife and improve water quality.
A Property Owner's Guide to Managing Healthy Urban Creeks is available free from the Council. Phone 8372 5111 for a copy or download it here. The City of Unley has undertaken revegetation of creek-lines in Ridge Park, Forestville Reserve and Glen Osmond Creek