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Opening up our reservoirs for recreational use

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Happy Valley Reservoir ‘of-fish-ially’ open to the public
11 Dec 2021

Happy Valley Reservoir ‘of-fish-ially’ open to the public

For the first time in 120 years the gates at Happy Valley Reservoir have been unlocked with visitors now able to enjoy a range of land and water-based recreational activities such as kayaking, fishing, cycling, hiking and picnicking.

More to explore at Mount Bold Reservoir
04 Dec 2021

More to explore at Mount Bold Reservoir

Visitors to South Australia’s largest reservoir will now be able to enjoy expanded recreational access, with a range of new land-based activities available at Mount Bold Reservoir, in another major milestone for the Marshall Liberal Government’s Opening up our Reservoirs program.

Work gets started on opening Happy Valley Reservoir
18 Sep 2021

Work gets started on opening Happy Valley Reservoir


Construction of Happy Valley Reservoir’s 20-kilometre trail network, car parks and a range of visitor facilities is now underway, ahead of the site’s highly-anticipated opening on 11 December this year.

Mount Bold and Little Para reservoirs next on the agenda
26 Jun 2021

Mount Bold and Little Para reservoirs next on the agenda

A reservoir in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs and South Australia’s largest reservoir in the Adelaide Hills will be the next two to be open for recreational access under the Marshall Liberal Government’s hugely popular Opening up our Reservoirs policy.

Concept plans for Happy Valley Reservoir revealed
17 Apr 2021

Concept plans for Happy Valley Reservoir revealed

South Australians can now have their first look at the vision for what Happy Valley Reservoir will look like when it’s opened for recreational access by the end of the year with new concept plans unveiled as part of a community-led master plan.

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.

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.

Happy Valley rolls out world’s largest re-deployable solar site
19 Dec 2020

Happy Valley rolls out world’s largest re-deployable solar site

The world’s largest fully moveable solar array is now taking shape at Adelaide’s Happy Valley Reservoir as part of an ambitious renewable energy initiative by SA Water to reduce its operating expenses and deliver significant environmental benefits to South Australia.

Hope Valley Reservoir now open to explore
13 Dec 2020

Hope Valley Reservoir now open to explore

For the first time in almost 150 years, the public can now explore Hope Valley Reservoir, ticking off yet another milestone in the Marshall Liberal Government’s plan to open up the state’s reservoirs.

Hope Valley Reservoir ready to open next month
07 Nov 2020

Hope Valley Reservoir ready to open next month

Hope Valley Reservoir in Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs will open to the public for the first time in its 150-year history in time for the summer school holidays.