$1m grant secured for Felixstow Reserve Redevelopment

19/07/2017

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters has been successful in securing a $1 million grant from the State Government, for the redevelopment of Felixstow Reserve.

The Felixstow Reserve Project is a significant initiative of the Council in terms of financial investment, complexity and outcomes for the community.

“This grant will not only lessen the financial impact of the project on the Council and the community, but also demonstrates the support of the State Government for the project,” said Mayor Robert Bria.

Felixstow Reserve has the potential to become one of the most innovative open space assets within the City and the eastern region, and one of the most engaging reserves along the River Torrens Linear Park.

“This project will deliver a well-designed informal recreational and leisure space that includes amenities such as natural play spaces, open recreation areas and a wetland.”

The Felixstow Reserve Masterplan outlines a number of initiatives which guide the redevelopment of the Reserve to ultimately realise the full potential and importance of the Reserve.

The wetland component of the Masterplan forms part of the Eastern Regional Alliance (ERA) Waterproofing Eastern Adelaide Stormwater Harvesting and Re-Use Project.

The Masterplan provides the framework to strategically guide the integration of the proposed wetland into the Reserve, which includes features such as a viewing deck, bridges and stepping stones.

“The State Government grant will assist greatly in ensuring the delivery of the Felixstow Reserve Project.”

More information and the full Felixstow Reserve Masterplan is available from the Council’s website.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 077