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Improved reservoir access just in time for Easter
14 Mar 2021

Improved reservoir access just in time for Easter

Two reservoirs each within an hour of metropolitan Adelaide will have improved recreational access just in time for Easter – providing a boost to regional tourism and supporting local jobs.

Green Industries SA Chief Executive retires
13 Mar 2021

Green Industries SA Chief Executive retires

Green Industries SA Chief Executive Vaughan Levitzke is retiring after nearly 20 years in the job and a long list of achievements.

Stage two of Southern Flinders Precinct takes shape
11 Mar 2021

Stage two of Southern Flinders Precinct takes shape

Stage two of the mountain biking trail development at WIllowie in Mount Remarkable National Park is set to get under way with Trailscapes, an Adelaide based trail construction company, announced as the successful contractor.

Native vegetation conservation on private lands gets a boost
10 Mar 2021

Native vegetation conservation on private lands gets a boost

Conservation on private land will get a significant boost with the delivery of the first round of Heritage Agreement grants under the Marshall Liberal Government’s $3 million Revitalising Private Conservation in South Australia program.

Environmental water for the Murray starts to flow
04 Mar 2021

Environmental water for the Murray starts to flow

The delivery of the 450GL of environmental water for the health of the River Murray has taken its most significant step forward with the announcement of a Victorian water efficiency project to deliver nearly 16GL.

SA’s historic ban on single-use plastic starts tomorrow
28 Feb 2021

SA’s historic ban on single-use plastic starts tomorrow

South Australia’s historic ban on single-use plastic products starts tomorrow with drinking straws, stirrers and cutlery to be prohibited from sale, supply or distribution across the state.

SA climate smart leaders celebrated
23 Feb 2021

SA climate smart leaders celebrated

South Australia’s climate change action leaders were celebrated last night at a Premier’s Climate Change Council celebration with Tom Linnell taking out the top award for his innovative work in education.

$1.6 million infrastructure upgrades underway on Kangaroo Island
18 Feb 2021

$1.6 million infrastructure upgrades underway on Kangaroo Island

The $1.6 million transformation of Antechamber Bay camping facilities, in Lashmar Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island is underway with the installation of a suspension bridge linking the north and south sides of the campground.

Consultation opens for future of Belair Golf Course
10 Feb 2021

Consultation opens for future of Belair Golf Course

The draft master plan for the former Belair Golf Course and Country Club precinct - including opportunities to increase nature-based tourism experiences in the national park – is now open for community consultation.

10 stars for new energy efficient Adelaide home
09 Feb 2021

10 stars for new energy efficient Adelaide home

South Australia now has its first 10 star-rated energy efficient home with construction finished at the Woodforde property in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs.

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail agreement reached
09 Feb 2021

Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail agreement reached

An eco-tourism project along the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail which will deliver positive economic and environmental outcomes will go ahead after the Australian Walking Company and local environmental groups reached an agreement and settled the matter in the Supreme Court.

South Australian park visitor numbers boom
30 Jan 2021

South Australian park visitor numbers boom

South Australia’s national parks have experienced a visitor boom with a 77 per cent rise in park entry numbers in December 2020 when compared to the same time in 2019.

Forge a new trail at Myponga Reservoir
28 Jan 2021

Forge a new trail at Myponga Reservoir

More than three kilometres of new trails are now ready to be explored at the Myponga Reservoir Reserve as the Marshall Liberal Government continues to improve recreational access at South Australia’s reservoirs.