The wetlands — the early days and now
Here are some photos that show the changing face of Calamvale's Golden Pond wetland sytem. Wetland 1 is on the northern side of Golden Avenue, with the sediment basin. Wetland 2 is on the southern side, and runs into a riparian wetland and a natural creek with lagoons. (See map.)
Golden Pond Wetland 1
The photo above shows the site of Wetland 1 before construction. It faces the Golden Avenue bridge, and was probably taken in the mid-1990s.
… and this photo shows roughly the same site as it looked late in the afternoon on May 4, 2007. The near pond of water is the sediment basin. Behind it is Wetland 1, and the Golden Avenue bridge is slightly above and to the right of the photo's centre.
Golden Pond Wetland 2
Above: This was the small farm dam as it looked in the early 1990s before it became Golden Pond Wetland 2.
… and this is the same area, now Wetland 2, as it looked late in the afternoon of May 4, 2007.