Known as the absolute greenest gem in Mount Barker Council’s crown, it’s not hard to see why. Join us on a tour of the Laratinga Wetlands and see for yourself!

The Laratinga Wetlands were originally constructed in the 90’s to address Mount Barker’s waste water issues, and have now become a wonderful 18 hectare leisure spot for locals and visitors alike.

The wetlands take treated waste water from approximately 15,000 residents in Mount Barker, Littlehampton and Nairne, and treat the water for uses such as watering council lands and parks.

Home to 156 species of bird and countless species of plant life, it’s easy to see why the Laratinga Wetlands were the winner of a United Nations Association of Australia World Environment Day Award.

Every year 1.3 gigalitres are treated through the wetlands with many plans for expansion as the town of Mount Barker grows.




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In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.