What’s happening now?
The project has been approved by Adelaide Park Lands Authority (APLA) and Adelaide City Council – detailed design will commence once consultation is completed and Development Approval needs to be obtained.
What if the project didn’t go ahead?
Flooding of major roads will continue as well as severe erosion causing unsafe and unstable banks.
Is the Project funded?
As part of Council’s Renewal Program, the Creek between Beaumont Road and Unley Road will be renewed over the next five years which is also outlined in Council’s Long Term Financial Plan.
When will construction start?
Construction will commence early 2017 and will continue for 5 years. Most works will occur in Spring or Autumn to avoid summer heat and winter rains.
What type of plants will be planted?
Native plants, varying grasses, shrubs and utilitarian plants that are robust and prevent weeds and erosion will be planted.
Will there be a reduction in trees?
The Master Plan requires 58 tree removals to widen the creek and lay back the Creek banks. Once the project has finished there will be up to 135,000 plants planted, including up to 1350 new trees.
What restrictions will be in place during construction?
How has the need for the restoration work been identified?
A number of studies, including an independent tree audit, have been carried out to assess the condition of the Creek. These include:
Several studies and storm water management plans have been underway between local Councils since 2006 as the Creek flows into the Glen Osmond Creek in the City of Unley and directly impact the Brownhill Keswick Creek. The Master Plan design has incorporated the design flows proposed in the detention basins in Park 20 (Pakapakanthi) and Park 16 (Kurangga) of the most recent storm water management plan. The Master Plan is efficient in managing the current creek layout once the detention basins have been built.
Why do we need this project?
Over time the condition of the Creek, which runs through Tuthangga (Park 17), Wita Wirra (Park 18) and Pityarilla (Park 19), has deteriorated. This deterioration has been caused by a number of environmental factors including through erosion; bank instability; sedimentation; loss of habitat; weed/exotic tree intrusion, and the presence of a number of safety hazards to the users/community due to steep/vertical banks.
What is the South Park Lands Creek Master Plan?
What is the South Park Lands Creek?
How can I raise any concerns or obtain further information?