Sadly, folks think these drains are their personal garbage dumps. There were all kinds of garbage in there, from plastic bottles, cans, cardboard, what looked like the remnants of a shopping trolley, and lots of plastic from cast off plastic bags.
There is plenty of wildlife living in these ditches, Mallard ducks, Australian Brown Ducks, and visiting Egrets.. I didn't get close enough tot he water to see if there were any fish in there, I didn't have my gumboots. Sadly I didn't have a plastic bag either, to carry the smaller pieces of garbage away..