The Central Wetland is a large, four ephemeral pond complex which was constructed and planted in 2019. It sits at the southern end of the Central Creekline Habitat and north east of the Bunurong Coastal Reserve. Water is fed into the wetland from the creekline and leaves the system to the south into Swamp Scrub of the coastal reserve.
The south west of the complex includes a grassy, daytime ‘rest area’ for Eastern Grey Kangaroo and also contains an introduced pine tree (known as ‘Lone Pine‘) which is vital bird habitat, particularly for Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo in winter and early spring.
Like the smaller South East Wetland, the Central Wetland is planted with indigenous wetland plants including rushes, sedges, and water ribbons. Apart from a range of amphibians, the wetland has become a popular habitat area for Grey and Chestnut Teal, Pacific Black Duck, Australasian and Hoary-headed Grebe, cormorants, heron and ibis and Black-fronted Dotterel. It is also an important habitat area for the migratory and vulnerable Latham’s Snipe during the warmer months.