Project Benefits

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The Master Plan will:

  • Support cultural and heritage values in the South Park Lands through revegetation which will include plants which have indigenous and local Kaurna heritage significance such as for food, basketry and medicinal purposes
  • Incorporate creek realignment and the use of underground culverts to protect river red gums and elm trees forming the historic Elm Carriageway
  • Result in up to1350 new trees being planted to support the creek renewal works.
  • Include a number of recreational benefits including walking trails along the creek corridor; community interaction with the creek; mounding / seating adjacent sporting fields, and points of interest at intersections with pedestrian and bicycle pathways in the Park Lands. The Master Plan will be coordinated with other proposed projects in the future
  • Provide a number of aesthetic and community educational benefits such as interpretive signage explaining creek management outcomes; plants which have indigenous & Kaurna heritage value; water quality benefits of rain gardens, and other water sensitive design initiatives and interaction with aquatic fauna
  • Strengthen the biodiversity in the South Park Lands from Fullarton Road to Unley Road. This will include up to 135,000 new plants being introduced over a 5 year period in support of cultural, educational, recreational and habitat outcomes
  • Reduce the likelihood of flooding to the South Park Lands community and adjacent road users during extreme rainfall events. It will have designated flood out areas to prevent water from overflowing at the culverts that can cause significant damage to assets and inconvenience to the public. The flood out areas will also retain water for longer in the South Park Lands to provide trees and landscaping with extra water
  • Result in the creation of a more natural creek will greatly improve the landscape values of the South Park Lands.
A Location Plan of the Master Plan can be seen here and should be viewed along with the Master Plan.

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