Activities

The OERA is active in a number of areas for the benefit of the area's residents.  These activities are chosen by the committee as the occasion arises but residents are also able to suggest activities that they believe are of importance to the district.

Wetlands

The Oaklands Estate Residents' Association was very active in promoting the development of a wetlands on the City of Marion property used formerly as the Driving School.  This has been completed and a very well used park is the result.

The wetlands cover 6.6 ha of land and provide up to 200 megalitres of water through aquifer recharge.

The proposal cost $8.35m which was provided by the City of Marion ($2.3m), Natural Resources Management Board ($2.3m) and Federal Government ($3.7m).

The final project is a wetland taking stormwater, cleaning it at ground level and feeding the water into an underground aquifer.  This water will then be available for sale to the community and for use on public reserves.  The area is open to the community and forms an open space connecting to the reserve at the rear with the Sturt Drain along the western side.

Annual BBQ

The OERA holds an annual BBQ to which all residents and City of Marion representatives are invited.  In 2012 the OERA celebrated its 60th Anniversary with displays of the district through the years and recognition of past members' efforts for the district.  The weather was spectacular and  original residents Lloyd Isaakson, Ross McDonald, Ray Taylor and Tom Chambers  spoke about their early experiences in the district.

 

Present residents discussing early residents' experiences in the district.

Our speakers, Lloyd Isaakson, Ross McDonald, Ray Taylor and Tom Chambers

 

Everyone enjoyed an excellent BBQ.

 

Subsequent BBQs have been well attended by residents who are notified of the event date by newsletter.

            

 

 

 

Clean Up Australia

Cleaning up Minchinbury Terrace

The Clean Up Australia programme runs each year in March.  For the last three years the OERA has planned and run a cleanup of the Oaklands Estate.

To date participation has seen a small group of dedicated residents cleaning sections of the district and it is hoped we can grow from here.