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Berrinba Wetlands

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by Ian McKenzie (subscribe)
Freelance writer and photographer. Internationally published author of paperbacks and e-books.
Published December 17th 2014
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Berrinba Wetlands

The name Berrinba comes from the Aboriginal word of the Jagera People and means. "to the south". Berrinba Wetlands are to the south of Brisbane and some years ago before changes to electoral boundaries the area was a part of greater Brisbane. Now, it is only a few kilometres away from Logan Central.

The wetlands are in fact man made. The one hundred and twenty hectare site was a sand mine prior to World War One. For many years the site was abandoned and became a site for dumping rubbish. The abandoned mine was purchased by the Logan City Council in 2003, and since that time the massive task of rehabilitating the area has taken place.

Of the one hundred and twenty hectares, eighty have been reserved for an area of natural beauty with recreation facilities. The remaining forty hectares is being used for industrial development.

Scrubby Creek flows into the wetlands and the waterways have areas that are up to twelve metres deep. There are eight kilometres of walking tracks with four eighty metre span bridges. The bridges are designed so that the walls of the bridges collapse when hit by flood waters so no permanent damage will be done.

The eighty acres is a nature lover's paradise. The council has planted 430,000 new native plants in the area and 100 nesting boxes for birds, possums and gliders have been strategically placed.

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Enjoying the playgound equipment

For the kids there is a beaut playground area with colourful playground equipment. For both the kids and the adults there is an Interpretive Centre with interactive LCD screen and a reviewing platform. Electric barbecues and shaded grassy areas make it an ideal site for a family outing.

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