Marijana Tadic and Alexis West built the sculpture, a heritage marker called Together Woven, in recognition of the Kaurna people, the original inhabitants of the area. The sculpture, which points southwest toward Kangaroo Island, a sacred place for the Kaurna people, sits on the edge of a large circular performance space with interpretive signs acknowledging the cultural heritage of the land.
The Time Capsule to be opened in 2063. Photo: Hazel Cochrane
Between the hours of 8am and 4pm daily, the wetlands decorative gate leads to a family and wheelchair friendly walk with an abundance of plants and bird species. Information signs provide a wealth of information about the wetlands and the variety of birds, reptiles, fish and of plants residing in the wetlands area.
The wetlands, developed from paddocks by the City of Salisbury Council in the 1990s to provide flood protection by diverting stormwater from Dry Creek, sits adjacent to the residential area of Mawson Lakes and yet seems far removed once inside the gates.
The 1.2km level trail is a mixture of boardwalks, bridges and gravel paths winding through the scenic wetlands area. Wooden seats at intervals on the boardwalks provide an ideal spot to watch the ducks, herons and other birdlife or just take a break to admire the scenery.
Take a break or admire the view. Photo: Hazel Cochrane
A spur trail near the entrance leads to a small wooden hut, which serves as an observation area. Sitting quietly in this area will attract some of the birds toward the hut for a closer view. The artistic identification charts on the hut walls make recognizing the diverse variety of birdlife, a fun and easy task.