The Breakout Creek Stage 3 Redevelopment, between Tapleys Hill and Seaview Roads, will rebuild the River Torrens (Karrawirra Pari) from an artificial channel to a more natural one through realigning the channel, removing weeds and establishing native vegetation.
The redevelopment will open the space up for community use, create habitat for threatened fish and bird species, and improve water quality.
The aims of Stage 3 are to:
- create a high quality community space of regional and Kaurna significance that enhances recreational and tourism opportunities through the interaction of people, nature, the river, the coast and culture
- improve river water quality and provide habitat for threatened species through plant selection and innovative design.
Stage 3 follows the highly successful redevelopments of Stage 1 (1999) and Stage 2 (2010), during which the River Torrens channel was widened and deepened, weeds removed, and 200,000 native species planted. These areas are now home to many native birds, threatened fish and other species.
The project is a collaboration between Green Adelaide, the City of Charles Sturt, the City of West Torrens, the State Government’s Planning and Development Fund and the Australian Government. The project is committed to working with the Kaurna Nation.
Have your say
To find out more and have your say, visit the Breakout Creek Stage 3 Redevelopment Your Say page.
Consultation closes 5pm, Sunday 27 September.