Sturt River Greening Project

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From London to Paris to Sydney to Adelaide, there is a global trend to ‘green cities’ through the reintroduction of trees, plants and gardens for a range of health, comfort, biodiversity, and psychological reasons. Embracing this movement, the City of Holdfast Bay has committed to ‘re-greening’ part of the Sturt River, known to the Aboriginal (Kaurna) people as Warriparri.

A scientific study across the council area demonstrated that parts of the council area are lacking in flora and fauna. A biodiversity assessment, conducted in 2018, identified Glenelg North as having low levels of biodiversity in the City of Holdfast Bay. This project is an opportunity for council to work with the local community on the urban greening sites along the Sturt River.

The Sturt River Greening Project will revegetate small pockets of land along the Sturt River. It will result in a refined corridor of greenery along the river system that will create biodiversity, amenity and wellbeing benefits for the community and for local flora and fauna. In all of the reserves identified for planting, only small parts of the reserves will be planted, not the entire reserve, leaving more than 50% of each site with plenty of open space for recreational activities.


From London to Paris to Sydney to Adelaide, there is a global trend to ‘green cities’ through the reintroduction of trees, plants and gardens for a range of health, comfort, biodiversity, and psychological reasons. Embracing this movement, the City of Holdfast Bay has committed to ‘re-greening’ part of the Sturt River, known to the Aboriginal (Kaurna) people as Warriparri.

A scientific study across the council area demonstrated that parts of the council area are lacking in flora and fauna. A biodiversity assessment, conducted in 2018, identified Glenelg North as having low levels of biodiversity in the City of Holdfast Bay. This project is an opportunity for council to work with the local community on the urban greening sites along the Sturt River.

The Sturt River Greening Project will revegetate small pockets of land along the Sturt River. It will result in a refined corridor of greenery along the river system that will create biodiversity, amenity and wellbeing benefits for the community and for local flora and fauna. In all of the reserves identified for planting, only small parts of the reserves will be planted, not the entire reserve, leaving more than 50% of each site with plenty of open space for recreational activities.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Dear Resident, 

    Following the recent letter outlining Council’s approach to engagement on Stewart Reserve, we invite your input to the following survey so that you can collectively contribute to the design elements of the Stewart Reserve upgrade .

    As we are hoping to commence planting in winter 2020, we would appreciate your responses by Friday 24 April.

    Your responses will remain anonymous and will be aggregated into a report.

    If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Ms Alex Gaut on 8229 9915.

    Thank you for your input.

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