A new national park!

18 October 2016

The Liberal Party will create a new national park, permanently protecting and revitalising a large portion of open space in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. 

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The Liberal Party will create a new national park, permanently protecting and revitalising a large portion of open space in Adelaide’s southern suburbs. 

Glenthorne National Park will encapsulate a number of existing portions of protected land owned by the Environment Department including Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Marino Conservation Park and O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park, while also bringing Glenthorne Farm, Happy Valley Reservoir and the Field River Valley into the protected site.

Glenthorne Farm, at 208 hectares in size, is critical open space forming a vital connection between the hills and the sea and has long been a contentious site, threatened by housing development. The Liberal Party’s plan will secure the future of Glenthorne Farm with no housing development built on it. Large scale revegetation will complement low-impact recreational opportunities for South Australian families. 

We also want to open up Happy Valley Reservoir for recreational activities such as fishing, sailing and kayaking. This is the norm in other states and will be a fantastic to see happen in South Australia.

Bigger than Belair National Park, this land has high environmental and recreational potential, with the potential to be your new backyard! 

Head to www.glenthorne.com.au to find out more and tell me what you think!