Myponga Reservoir:
Open to the Public

Myponga Reservoir:
Open to the Public

Reservoirs like Myponga used to be locked away but now people are enjoying kayaking, walking, picnicking and more at this picturesque location.

What we said we'd do

Open South Australia’s reservoirs to the public.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government is opening up reservoirs across the state – including Myponga Reservoir.

Under Labor, reservoirs were locked away behind high fences but now families and friends are enjoying kayaking, walking, cycling, picnicking and more at Myponga Reservoir.

Hundreds of thousands of people have visited our reservoirs since they opened and it has caused a jobs and business boom for surrounding areas. New cafes and kayak hire businesses have opened and existing businesses are seeing an increase in customers.

Opening up reservoirs is part of our government’s record investment in parks and open spaces, ensuring our precious environment is protected and people are able to enjoy our picturesque open spaces for generations to come.

What we'll do

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will invest an additional $3 million at Myponga Reservoir to build a boardwalk and trails, expand access to more parts of the reservoir, create additional entry points, strengthen links to the town and explore commissioning an art piece for the dam wall.

What it means for you

  • Access to beautiful open spaces that were previously locked away
  • Protecting our environment for you now and for future generations
  • Making South Australia the best place to live, work and raise a family

Policy snapshot

  • Myponga Reservoir is now open to the public
  • People can now kayak, walk, cycle, picnic and more at this previously inaccessible location.
  • Opening up reservoirs is part of our government’s record investment in parks and open spaces.
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Reservoirs like Myponga used to be locked away but now people are enjoying kayaking, walking, picnicking and more at this picturesque location.

Reservoirs like Myponga used to be locked away but now people are enjoying kayaking, walking, picnicking and more at this picturesque location.