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Community consultation now open on the St Morris Reserve Upgrade and NPSP wants to hear from you! 


The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is seeking your input on the draft Concept Plan for St Morris Reserve, which will guide the upgrade of the Reserve for the local community while also accommodating new flood prevention infrastructure.

Children, their families and the wider community will benefit from new play equipment and enhanced amenities at the Reserve, located at the corner of Green Street and Seventh Avenue, St Morris.

Community consultation begins today and there will be two Community Information Sessions at St Morris Reserve on Tuesday 7 February from 5.30pm – 7.30pm (free ice creams) and Saturday 11 February from 10am – 1pm (free sausage sizzle).

Mayor Robert Bria said the upgrade and enhancement of St Morris Reserve will be the third of four stages of the Council’s multi-million-dollar program to manage stormwater and flooding in the suburbs of St Morris, Trinity Gardens, Maylands and Stepney – an issue which has been raised by the Council and residents.

The new stormwater infrastructure will reduce surface flood waters during storm events by capturing stormwater and temporarily storing it in a detention basin at St Morris Reserve, as well as underground detention tanks which will be located within the road network.

Mayor Bria said the Council has a strong track record of significant investment in infrastructure in order to reduce the risks of flooding throughout the City.

“Last year, the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters was successful in receiving $9.9 million from the Federal Government which targets local projects across the nation, with a focus on improving resilience against natural disasters.

“The $9.9m will be matched by the Council, making it one of the biggest investments in our City’s history.”

As part of the stormwater upgrade works at St Morris Reserve, there is opportunity to improve the existing Reserve by providing new elements such as a playground, walking track, additional trees, lighting as well as other ideas that the community puts forward.

The consultation period ends on Sunday 26 February at 5pm.

To find out more about the Upgrade and how you can take part, visit:

Media enquiries: Robert Bria – 0431 754 077