Sturt River Linear Park Trail - $3.5M
10 years of work between State and Local Governments has improved the local riverine environment, promoted green open space and activated recreational opportunities.
A new trail now showcases Coromandel Valley, linking existing paths to create a continuous two-kilometre trail from the Institute Building on Main Road to Frank Smith Park.
This popular destination is regularly used by local walkers, runners and cyclists.
Sturt River Linear Park Trail will eventually connect the hills to the coast, with work to continue to the Patawalonga Basin at Glenelg North.
Wittunga Botanic Gardens - $750K
500 new native species have been planted in gardens to showcase the similarities between flora found in Australia and South Africa.
A new Nature Playground, walking trails, lake viewing platform and entrances have been built for greater recreational amenity.
Around 40 jobs were also supported during construction, at a time our state needed them most.
The opening times of the Park have also been extended in the summer months.
Belair National Park - $440K
Environmental control measures such as targeted weed control being undertaken by the Trees for Life group.
Sites completed to date include control of Erica and Fountain grass with work to remove Broom, Three-cornered Garlic and Olive Trees in the pipeline.
Other projects included in the funding include the redevelopment of Old Government House, a new kitchen for the Friends of Belair National Park group and improved interpretation of heritage sites using digital tools.
I am looking forward to using the new technological wayfinding to explore the Park soon.