Artist impressions for the final stage of the Breakout Creek redevelopment in Adelaide’s west have now been revealed, displaying the vision for the final stretch of Breakout Creek, as well as a new community space on the River Torrens.
The Breakout Creek redevelopment is a 30-year environmental project, transforming a total of 2.7 kilometres of river stretching from upstream of Henley Beach Road to the Torrens Outlet on the coast.
The project aims to create an improved place to visit, with new paths and river crossings, picnic areas, as well as viewing decks and places for learning about biodiversity and the local environment.
Stage one of the redevelopment saw a 500m section of Breakout Creek east of Henley Beach Road in the suburbs of Fulham and Lockleys, developed from an artificial channel to a more natural one in 1999.
Stage two of the redevelopment was completed in 2010 and included widening and deepening the channel, removing weeds and planting more than 200,000 native seedlings.
Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the artist’s impressions reveal the new-look of the community space in Adelaide’s west, with construction on stage three expected to start in early 2022.
“The project will see 15 hectares of public land unlocked for community use, while delivering significant environmental benefits including improved water quality and wildlife habitat and support job creation,” Speirs said.
“The final stage of this transformational $12 million environmental project has been made possible thanks to a partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government, Commonwealth and local councils.”
This follows the release of final designs of the redevelopment earlier this year. The final design was developed with the community and traditional owners of the land.
The project is a $12 million partnership between Green Adelaide, the City of Charles Sturt, the City of West Torrens, the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department through the Planning and Development Fund, the Australian Government through the Environment Restoration Fund and SA Water. T
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