Revitalising our urban rivers

We are getting on with revitalising our urban rivers and catchments and protecting our precious environment.

Through the Albanese Government’s Urban Rivers Program, we are working with councils and community groups to fix
up urban waterways across Boothby and Greater Adelaide.

Our investments will help restore precious habitat and create valuable recreational spaces for local communities, including:

  • $5 million for restoration works and sustainability projects along Brownhill Creek, including at Orphanage Park, Forestville Reserve and Betty Long Gardens.
  • More than $700,000 to improve water quality and restore the riverbank along the Sturt River, including at Riverside Drive Reserve
    and the Oxbow.

Fixing up our waterways and the catchment areas around them will give people access to a better quality of living, helping to make public
spaces healthy and pollution-free.

We are also investing more than $12m in joint Federal and State Government funding to better protect residents of Boothby from flooding by upgrading Brown Hill Creek in Forestville and Hawthorn.