The Marshall Liberal Government is investing $13.3 million to help fund 31 projects to make SA greener, preserve open space and build local community infrastructure.
The State Government will partner with respective local councils to fund and deliver these projects, to be funded through the Planning and Development Fund.
The City of Port Lincoln’s Parnkalla Trail will receive $400,000 to complete its Wharf Precinct Redevelopment.
The trail follows the coastline through Port Lincoln from Boston House to Billy Lights Point, connecting to the Investigator Trail. The project will complete the redevelopment of the trail through the wharf precinct.
Member for Flinders Peter Treloar said the wharf precinct was an important tourism and agricultural trade area with increasing tourism from cruise ships.
“It provides a major link between the CDB, Marina and residential development area, and will create a safer, more accessible path for residents and tourists,” Mr Treloar said.
“The trail has always been popular with locals, who regularly use the trail for recreational purposes.”
The competition of the project will involve construction of a boardwalk to widen the trail, new trail surface and realigned pedestrian crossing with signage and barrier. Improvements to existing infrastructure will include new shaded recreational nodes, solar lighting, interpretive signage and revegetation of revetment walls.
Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government Stephan Knoll said this year’s Planning and Development Fund had a greater focus on developing greener open spaces.
“It’s crucially important that through the Planning and Development Fund the government continues to preserve open space,” Minister Knoll said.
“However, as a state government it is our responsibility to strike the right balance between development and preserving open space – and that’s just what we’re doing.”
Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said that creating quality green public spaces was important.
“As cities grow, sometimes an unfortunate consequence is that they lose their open and green spaces,” Minister Speirs said.
“That’s why the Marshall Government is taking this opportunity to preserve and enhance open and green spaces right across our State.”