Before watering started at the Nelwart Street site in 2017, there were River Red gum saplings, black box, cooba, lignum, spike sedge, nitre bush, and spreading emu bush species. There were also salt scalds, motor bike tracks and a pest plant known as California burr.
The site received its first watering in 2017 and since then there has been a marked increase in the health of river gum saplings and other species. The watering schedule has intermittent dry and wet years. The dry years were in 2019-20 and 2021-22.