Woodlupine Brook Living Stream (Wattle Grove)

About the Project


This exciting development is part of the Cell Nine Project, funded as a part of the developer contributions for the estate.

Aim: This project aims at upgrading the Woodlupine Drain into a Living Stream through creation of a meander rather than the liner alignment of the drain inclusive of batter slopes.  The resultant change in alignment and profile is to be landscaped with wetland and dryland planting and complimented with tree planting, pathways and a cycleway

A tender was awarded by Council at its Ordinary Council Meeting held in February 2018 for Stage 2.

Development Stages
Stage 1:
Constructed some 10 to 15 years or more ago as part of subdivisional land development works undertaken at that time.

Stage 2:
Commenced: April 2018. 
Estimated completion:  31 July 2018

Stage 2 works encompass the length of the stream from the complete Stage 1 through to the Woodlupine Brook Pedestrian Bridge and is nearly complete (wet weather slowing progress). As part of this stage 2 development,  a Half-Basketball court and an Exercise Facility will also be constructed in the near vicinity of the Nature Play Area. This will be accessed from Lenihan Corner.  In addition, an Information Kiosk is to be constructed where the pathway from Lenihan Corner crosses the park and connects to the Wattle Grove Shopping Centre.

Once the above works are completed, the City will undertake installation of irrigation to all grassland areas and in early spring are scheduled to lay grass stolons (runners) to establish of grass on these areas.

Stage 3:
Details for stage 3 works will be provided once finalised and confirmed.
Esitmated scheduled date: first half of 2019/2020.
This tentative date allows the City to link into the “dry” season during which time the groundwater table and flow within the Woodlupine Drain

The City of Kalamunda developed a concept plan to turn the drain along the Woodlupine Brook into a living stream. The City sought community’s thoughts on the proposed plan, which included:

  • development of a new recreational pathway network to provide improved continuous access along the public open space
  • open areas of grass for passive recreation
  • enhancement of existing garden beds
  • realignment of the Brook.

View Concept Plan (PDF, 13.7MB)

Public comments on the concept plan closed on 29 May 2017

Further Information?

Please phone 9257 9999 or email enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

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