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Sands and McDougall Building set to be heritage listed
15 Oct. 2020

Sands and McDougall Building set to be heritage listed

The Sands and McDougall Building at King William Street is set to be State Heritage listed with the State Government choosing not to intervene in the process.

The Forktree Project
14 Oct. 2020

The Forktree Project

Restoring our landscape with The Forktree Project. I visited Tim Jarvis' property on the Fleurieu Peninsula recently to check out the incredible work he's doing to restore this farmed landscape …
New Mt Lofty Summit walking trail officially opened
10 Oct. 2020

New Mt Lofty Summit walking trail officially opened

The Adelaide Hills has a new walking and cycling trail which offers a more accessible, family-friendly option for those wanting to explore Mount Lofty.

A visit to the Marine Discovery Centre
07 Oct. 2020

A visit to the Marine Discovery Centre

I learnt so much on my recent visit to the Marine Discovery Centre at Star of the Sea School. If you've never been, I encourage you to check it out! …
Uraidla township - our first Plastic Free Precinct!
06 Oct. 2020

Uraidla township - our first Plastic Free Precinct!

Uraidla is South Australia’s first township to become a Plastic Free Precinct! Local businesses and the community have been pushing hard to make this happen. They’re passionate, committed and showing incredible …
Moratorium lifted on domestic bores in Adelaide
04 Oct. 2020

Moratorium lifted on domestic bores in Adelaide

South Australians will have access to a wider range of water sources with the moratorium on the drilling of new domestic bores lifted in Adelaide.

Local businesses boom as a result of opening reservoirs
03 Oct. 2020

Local businesses boom as a result of opening reservoirs

Business is booming for communities near reservoirs which have been recently opened for recreational access by the Marshall Liberal Government.

Myponga Reservoir Reserve reaches 50,000 milestone
03 Oct. 2020

Myponga Reservoir Reserve reaches 50,000 milestone

Myponga Reservoir has officially welcomed the 50,000th visitor through its gates, further highlighting the success of the Marshall Liberal Government’s initiative to open South Australia’s reservoirs for recreational access.

Wittunga Botanic Garden gets a $750,000 boost
30 Sep. 2020

Wittunga Botanic Garden gets a $750,000 boost

Wittunga Botanic Garden at Blackwood is set to become even more popular with a new viewing platform and nature play area to be built thanks to $750,000 funding from the Adelaide City Deal.

$97.5 million to prepare SA for bushfire season
25 Sep. 2020

$97.5 million to prepare SA for bushfire season

In its full response to the Independent Review of South Australia’s 2019/20 bushfire season, the Marshall Liberal Government has announced nearly $100 million of funding ahead of the upcoming fire danger season.

More than 650 hectares added to four national parks
19 Sep. 2020

More than 650 hectares added to four national parks

More than 650 hectares has been added to four of South Australia’s national parks to strengthen conservation and biodiversity across the state.

Spring prescribed burn season gets underway
19 Sep. 2020

Spring prescribed burn season gets underway

Key strategic areas across South Australia on both public and private land will be targeted as the State Government starts its spring prescribed burns season to reduce the risk of bushfires.

New report highlights South Australia’s leadership in climate change
17 Sep. 2020

New report highlights South Australia’s leadership in climate change

The Marshall Liberal Government’s approach to tackling climate change has been given the tick of approval by renowned climate economist Professor Ross Garnaut in a new report released today.

The Glenthorne National Park schools program
14 Sep. 2020

The Glenthorne National Park schools program

Glenthorne National Park is coming to life and as it does, we're leaving this legacy to our future generations. We have developed a schools partnership to get local students onto …