Work to restore Lobethal Bushland Park to its former state has received a financial boost thanks to $150,000 for the Australian and South Australian government's bushfire Local Economic Recovery program, matched by funding from the State Emergency Relief Fund's SA Bushfire Appeal, and Adelaide Hills Council.
Lobethal Bushland Park, which includes a large Heritage Area of natural bushland, was impacted by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire in December 2019, with 95% of all vegetation burnt, and all of the play area, picnic and trail infrastructure heavily damaged or entirely destroyed.
Restoration of this valued space is considered a significant part of the local community's ongoing recovery, and these funds will help Council to achieve renewed and upgraded facilities for residents and visitors.
Council is currently conducting a community consultation on the future of Lobethal Bushland Park, and how these funds may be used. Click here to visit the consultation page; you can have your say until 17 January 2021.
Click here to read the full media release about this funding announcement.