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Major playground and path upgrades to proceed thanks to $1.8m State Government funding boost


Local residents and the wider community will benefit greatly from major upgrades to the Dunstan Adventure Playground and the River Torrens Linear Park Path Project, thanks to a $1.8 million funding boost from the State Government

As part of the Open Space and Places for People Grant Program, the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters will receive $1.35 million for Stage 2 of the River Torrens Linear Park Shared Path Enhancement Project with the Council providing $1.625 million

The State Government has also agreed to fund $450,000 for the Dunstan Adventure Playground Redevelopment Project, with the Council providing $550,000.

Mayor Robert Bria said the Council was absolutely thrilled with the State Government’s funding contribution.

The much-loved Dustan Adventure Playground, at St Peters, has several pieces of outdated play equipment requiring regular maintenance. The redevelopment will include:

  • the installation of new adventure themed play equipment (and the removal of old equipment)
  • carpark and entry improvements
  • new public toilets
  • a new shade structure
  • lighting
  • better path integration with the River Torrens Linear Park.

“The playground was constructed in the 1980s and although it is still very popular, this funding boost will ensure it stays appealing, safe and practical for many years to come,” Mayor Bria said.

“The upgraded playground will provide opportunities for recreation and relaxation, while creating a ‘sense of place’ and strong social interaction.”

In respect to the River Torrens Linear Park Shared Path, Stage 2 involves the completion of the total Project which will extend from Battams Road, Royston Park to Twelftree Reserve, College Park. Stage 1 of this Project was completed in 2020.

“The Council would like to thank the State Government for its generous contribution in ensuring our City continues to be a fantastic place to live, work and visit and play. Not only will these major projects provide much joy to families and the wider community, they also will provide a boost for the economy and create jobs,” Mayor Bria said.

“These projects have been scheduled to be undertaken over the next couple of years and have been brought forward as a result of this State Government grant funding,” he said.

Media enquiries: Mayor Robert Bria on 0431 754 07