Lime Kiln Bay Wetland

History of Lime Kiln Bay – Lime Kiln Bay Wetland is located in Oatley and is bordered by Oatley Park, Bay Road, Riley Street, Waterfall Road and Oatley Heights Park. It is a constructed pond system built by Hurstville City Council in 1999/2000 at a cost of $1.2 million and was opened in September 2001.

The system was designed to firstly stop gross pollutants such as plastic, paper and organic matter, then settle out the sediment and remove nutrients thus preventing pollution from flowing into Lime Kiln Bay and eventually the Georges River.

Wetlands number key


W5.royal spoonbillThe construction aimed at:
• enhancing water quality within the wetland and the Georges River
• rehabilitating the wetland ecosystem which was badly degraded
• providing increased recreational and educational value for the local community.

A positive additional result was improved habitat for native wildlife, especially water birds

Lime Kiln Bay Wetland Awareness Project -  aims to raise awareness in the local Stencilcommunity of the importance of the wetland and to promote increased involvement and behavioural change, thus reducing detrimental environmental impacts. The project also includes drain stencilling, guided walks, surveys and information on the OFF web site.  Click here to read more about the project


Lime Kiln Bay Circuit Walk (50 minutes return)
lime kiln wetlands & bridgeStart/Finish: Near corner Waterfall Rd and Acacia St, Oatley Wooden steps lead down to the creek where there is a trash rack designed to stop large items of rubbish from entering Lime Kiln Bay. On warm days it is common to see Water Dragons on the rocks in this vicinity. Follow the service trail to the left …….. For more see  Lime Kiln Bay Circuit walk
& Lime Kiln Bay Walk Map

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Articles on Lime Kiln Bay
Lime Kiln Bay : Increasing Bio-diversity By David Waterhouse (2003)

Herpetofauna Study – Matt Mo’s  publication (2015) on The Lime Kiln Bay Wetland provides the first comprehensive description of the amphibians and reptiles at the site. CLICK HERE FOR PDF