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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 1 September to 27 September 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.


We want your feedback on the draft design of the Breakout Creek Stage 3 Redevelopment.

What’s being decided?

The Breakout Creek Stage 3 Redevelopment, between Tapleys Hill and Seaview Roads, will rebuild the River Torrens (Karrawirra Pari) from an artificial channel to a more natural one through realigning the channel, removing weeds and establishing native vegetation. 

The redevelopment will open the space up for community use, create habitat for threatened fish and bird species, and improve water quality.

The community helped to establish nine key design principles which were used to guide the preparation of the concept plan for Breakout Creek Stage 3 Redevelopment. You can read more about the principles, key features of the design and view the project map in the Project Information Overview tab.

The aims of Stage 3 are to:

  • create a high quality community space of regional and Kaurna significance that enhances recreational and tourism opportunities through the interaction of people, nature, the river, the coast and culture
  • improve river water quality and provide habitat for threatened species through plant selection and innovative design.

Stage 3 follows the highly successful redevelopments of Stage 1 (1999) and Stage 2 (2010), during which the River Torrens channel was widened and deepened, weeds removed, and 200,000 native species planted. These areas are now home to many native birds, threatened fish and other species. The Background tab has more information about the previous stages of the project.

Running between Tapleys Hill and Seaview Roads, Stage 3 is the longest stretch and finishes the naturalisation of this artificial channel, connecting the river and the sea.

The project is a collaboration between Green Adelaide, the City of Charles Sturt, the City of West Torrens, the State Government’s Planning and Development Fund and the Australian Government. The project is committed to working with the Kaurna Nation.

Watch the following video explaining the project to help inform your feedback.

Get involved

To provide your feedback, read the Project Information Overview and the draft design.

Have your say by:

Please note: Your submissions may be made publicly available in full on the Department for Environment and Water’s website unless you indicate on the submission that you wish for these to remain confidential.

How can your input influence the decision?

Your input will be considered in the final design of the Breakout Creek Stage 3 Redevelopment.

What are the next steps?

The final design of the Breakout Creek Stage 3 Redevelopment will be available online later in the year.

Contact details

For more information:


Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 27 September


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