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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.