When the wetland on the western bank of the Liesbeek River in Mowbray, opposite Rhodes Office Park, was built in 1997, the intention was to provide an aesthetically pleasing public environment and perhaps a secondary thought was to intercept and treat urban stormwater runoff. This development was funded by Rhodes Office Park complex as a contribution to the environment. I understand that the developers agreed to maintain the wetland for the first two years, thereafter it would revert to a City’s Parks and Recreation department.
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