Additional funds for Hallett Cove Boardwalk

Additional funds for Hallett Cove Boardwalk

South Aus­tralians will once again be able to enjoy the icon­ic Hal­lett Cove Board­walk with the state gov­ern­ment com­mit­ting to an extra $2.44 mil­lion to ensure it is reopened safe­ly to the public.

The Hal­lett Cove Board­walk is a pop­u­lar des­ti­na­tion with­in the Glen­thorne Nation­al Park precinct.

This icon­ic walk­ing trail, which winds through part of Hal­lett Cove Con­ser­va­tion Park, is huge­ly pop­u­lar with the local com­mu­ni­ty and offers some stun­ning views of Adelaide’s pris­tine beach­es and coastline.

Part of the board­walk, how­ev­er, has been closed since last year in the inter­ests of pub­lic safety.

That’s why the state gov­ern­ment and the City of Mar­i­on are fund­ing repairs and an exten­sion to the pop­u­lar attrac­tion. These funds are in addi­tion to the funds already com­mit­ted to Hal­lett Cove Con­ser­va­tion Park for board­walk main­te­nance and weed control.

The closed sec­tion of the board­walk will be repaired and reopened, and also extend­ed with a new sec­tion of the trail sen­si­tive­ly designed and built from Heron Way Reserve to the Field Riv­er mouth.

The sec­tions of board­walk that span the Grey Road and Kurn­abin­na Ter­race gul­lies will be entire­ly rebuilt.

Once the board­walk is repaired and extend­ed, it’s antic­i­pat­ed that about 30,000 peo­ple a year will walk the full length of the 8‑kilometre walk­way from Mari­no to Hal­lett Cove.

The project is part of the state government’s $50 mil­lion stim­u­lus mea­sure to get more local projects under­way to sup­port local jobs and busi­ness­es as the impacts of COVID-19 are managed.

The restric­tions cur­rent­ly in place in South Aus­tralia in response to COVID-19 mean walk­ing and exer­cis­ing is one of the main activ­i­ties peo­ple can safe­ly under­take outside.

That’s why projects like rebuild­ing the Hal­lett Cove Board­walk have been pri­ori­tised, as they will pro­vide employ­ment and also give local peo­ple anoth­er option and activ­i­ty to enjoy.

The state government’s $2.44 mil­lion con­tri­bu­tion will be matched by the City of Mar­i­on, with this sec­tion of the project cost­ing $4.88 million.

Assess­ment and design work is already under­way, and con­struc­tion will start in the next 2 months.

View a mes­sage from the Min­is­ter for Envi­ron­ment and Water about the Hal­lett Cove board­walk upgrade:

Hallett Cove boardwalk update