Council has this month adopted a masterplan for Lobethal Bushland Park, one of the districts' most popular green spaces and also one of our highest biodiversity sites.
The masterplan, developed after three rounds of community consultation, will guide the recovery and sustainable activation of the park, which was burned in the Cudlee Creek Bushfire in 2019.
"Much of the park is subject to a natural heritage agreement," said Mayor Jan-Claire Wisdom.
"The masterplan recommits the Council to managing the park in a way which puts biodiversity first, while allowing appropriate visitor access and use of existing facilities."
Biodiversity work has already been heavily underway, with the protection and reintroduction of different flora and fauna thanks to our Biodiversity Team, the Department for Environment and Water, the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre, and the dedicated volunteers of the Friends of Lobethal Bushland Park and Trees for Life's Bush for Life Program.
A priority to come out of the masterplan is the rebuilding of a playspace at the southern end of the park, outside of the natural heritage agreement area, to encourage families to reengage with the space.
"The new playspace will provide an ideal starting point for exploring the park," said Mayor Wisdom.
"The new equipment has a natural but adventure based feel to it and will be enjoyed by younger children and people of all abilities."
The playspace is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Read Council's full media release about this development here and find a copy of the masterplan on our Council Documents webpage.