Breakout Creek concept plan
The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, together with City of Charles Sturt, City of West Torrens and SA Water, invited community ideas during April and May 2015 to help create a concept plan to improve the environment of Breakout Creek between Tapleys Hill Road and the outlet at West Beach.
Community feedback played an important role in the development of the design concept. It provided a vast insight into how the space was currently utilised and how it could be better used by all members of the community whilst also incorporating features that may draw more people to the space.
Everyone who wanted to contribute was able to share their thoughts and ideas online through a ‘Have your say’ webpage and also at a community open day which was held at Ozone Reserve on May 9.
Now that all of the feedback has been considered, a design concept (see below) has been completed for Breakout Creek to see if this artificial channel can be enriched, with similar landscape and wildlife benefits that are enjoyed upstream in stages 1 and 2. These stages were completed in 1999 and 2010 with great success - they have become a space which the whole community can enjoy.
Additional investigations have been identified which will be undertaken to strengthen the feasibility of this concept plan. When the concept plan is finalised, further feedback will be sought from the key stakeholders and the community.