SA's Reservoirs:
Open to the Public

SA's Reservoirs:
Open to the Public

The Marshall Liberal Government has opened up our reservoirs, giving people access for the first time in more than 120 years.

What we said we'd do

Open South Australia’s reservoirs to the public.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government has opened up Myponga, Bundaleer, South Para, Warren, Hope Valley, Little Parra, Mount Bold and Happy Valley Reservoirs.

Under Labor, reservoirs were locked away behind high fences but now more than a quarter of a million people have already enjoyed walking, cycling, picnicking, kayaking and fishing in these picturesque surroundings.

It’s even caused a jobs and business boom for surrounding areas with new cafes and kayak hire businesses opening and existing businesses seeing an increase in customers.

Opening up reservoirs is part of our government’s record investment in national parks, 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 $12 million into our reservoir reserves to increase access, improve the visitor experience and boost local economies.

Myponga, Mount Bold, Happy Valley, Hope Valley and Beetaloo reservoirs will all benefit from the upgrades with better boardwalks, more opportunities to fish and kayak and better visitor facilities.

What it means for you

  • Access to beautiful open spaces that were previously locked away
  • Increased nature-based tourism creating more jobs for South Australians
  • Protecting our environment for you now and for future generations

Policy snapshot

  • Myponga, Bundaleer, South Para, Warren, Hope Valley, Little Para, Mount Bold and Happy Valley reservoirs are now open to the public.
  • More than a quarter of a million people have already enjoyed walking, cycling, picnicking, kayaking and fishing on and around our reservoirs.
  • Local businesses in surrounding areas are benefiting and local jobs are being created.
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The Marshall Liberal Government has opened up our reservoirs, giving people access for the first time in more than 120 years.

The Marshall Liberal Government has opened up our reservoirs, giving people access for the first time in more than 120 years.