Greenfields Wetlands: a wetland trail connecting stormwater and nature

Greenfields Wetlands is one of the nation’s most well-known stormwater wetlands. And the story of water and nature needed to be told around its looping wetland trails and boardwalks.

There had long been a need to develop resources to interpret the water management functions and biodiversity highlights of a wetland that was fast becoming a venue for more than the odd scientist, bird enthusiast or primary school student.

Following a site inspection and review of reports and other information associated with constructed wetlands Ecocreative scoped, researched, wrote, designed and illustrated a series of place interpretation plans and structures and, ultimately, signage for the trail looping back to the Watershed interpretive facility. Sign content was integrated into a refurbished trail head sign and trail markers made of recycled plastic.

As is often the case in interpreting a site, it was important to ensure that people might see the flora, fauna and engineering features we were depicting, so we focused on selecting common wetland fauna species that could be linked to stories about water management, ecosystem function and Kaurna Indigenous heritage.

All this work became part of 'Sustaining our City', a 'green' brand of the Council that was then later extended to a series of factsheets and web-based information.


City of Salisbury

Services delivered

• Brand strategy
• Research
• Project management
• Creative direction
• Design
• Illustration
• Writing
• Editing
• Proofreading
• Production management