Last March 2010 I came across Council workers constructing a swale in Thornley Street Marrickville South. Even though work on the swale was only just beginning I was impressed. I hadn’t been back since it was completed so decided it was about time I returned to have a look.
I must say Marrickville Council builds beautiful swales & this is one of them. The hill that descends to the Cooks River is quite steep so this swale & raingarden would catch a significant amount of stormwater, cleaning it of oils & other ground pollution before it reaches the river. The swale itself is lovely to look at & has visually enriched the neighbourhood further.
I made a 1.44 minute YouTube video – Thornley Street Swale – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZQUYzW7daw