Consultation on ‘Improving the River Torrens from the foothills to the sea’ has now closed. Responses are being reviewed and planning for new works is underway to continue the improvement of water quality and biodiversity along the urban stretches of the Torrens.

Community consultation is an important aspect of the process and we thank all those who provided their feedback. 

Further information on the survey results and the continuation of the project will be provided on the Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges website as it becomes available.


Come have your say on how we can improve the health and environment of the River Torrens from the foothills to the sea.

What is being decided?

The River Torrens runs through a highly urbanised catchment, flowing from the foothills at Athelstone across the Adelaide plains and out to sea at West Beach. We want to know how you think we can make improvements to make this a healthy and sustainable environment for all involved.

The River Torrens Recovery (2014-16) project aims to improve water quality and biodiversity along this section of river and the coastal waters where it enters the sea, in conjunction with SA Water and local government.

To do this, weeds and erosion will be controlled, local native species planted, European Carp removed, traps installed to capture pollutants and water runoff redirected through water sensitive urban design.

How can your input influence the decision?

Tell us what you think about the River Torrens environment and the project by completing the survey and joining the discussion.

Your input will help shape the future direction of works in this area.

Want to know more?

You can also contact us or send in a submission using the following details:

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges
Joseph Sullivan
Water Projects Officer

205 Greenhill Road
Eastwood SA 5063

Phone: (08) 8273 9122

You have plenty of time to have your say on this consultation as comments and submissions are ongoing and will remain open until mid 2016.


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