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Murray River's Future as Water Recreation Hub


The Murraylands community is being encouraged to contribute to a plan envisioning a bright future of water recreation on the river.

The DRAFT Water-Based Recreation Management Plan recommends establishing new water-based recreation hubs at the north end (Toora Reserve) and the south end of the river (Swanport Reserve or closer to Long Island), progressive development of Sturt Reserve and an unpowered hub in the region.

General Manager Community Development Kristen Manson said community feedback is instrumental in providing direction for the future of the region.

"The recommendations are based on community input and will provide Council with direction for potential waterfront investment," Kristen Manson said. 

"Several projects supporting water-based recreation are already underway and these will compliment the Plan nicely. 

"Some of the recommendations will require further research to establish ultimate viability - including feedback from the community about whether this fits with what they would like to see happen along this stretch of the Murray."

Feedback collected from community and river users at local waterfront reserves and online over summer was considered when creating the Plan. The resulting draft Plan is now out for public consultation.

Those who wish to contribute have until Monday 1st of June at 5pm to do so. For more information and to provide feedback visit letstalk.sa.gov.au

Photo of Swanport boat, Murray Bridge Council