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$11.8m for SA’s parks

South Australia’s parks and nature-based tourism experiences will receive $11.8 million of funding in the 2019-20 State Budget.

$11.8m for SA’s parks
Pictured is Deep Creek Conservation Park, which will soon see upgrades to trails, campgrounds and amenities.

The picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula is a big winner, with $6 million allocated over three years to upgrade the Heysen Trail from Cape Jervis to Deep Creek, as well as build a new visitor facility and a universally accessible walking trail at Deep Creek Conservation Park and upgrade existing campgrounds and amenities.

A new $3.3 million Parks Restoration Fund will be created to fast-track upgrades and improvements to activate nature and heritage-based tourism experiences across South Australia and improve accessibility.

These upgrades will not only enhance the environment but will improve social wellbeing by encouraging more people to get outside and enjoy what South Australia has to offer.

A further $2.5 million will be spent on infrastructure at Glenthorne National Park to support continued development of the park turning 1,500 hectares of open space into a thriving community precinct.

Glenthorne National Park will be Adelaide’s second major metropolitan national park to preserve and revitalise more than 1,500 hectares of open space.

This investment in South Australia’s parks will help build environmentally sustainable recreation and open areas for all families, communities as well as tourists to enjoy.