Plan returns for more community consultation

RIVERFRONT shacks adjacent Long Island Reserve are still in the line of sight of the Rural City of Murray Bridge as the council holds firm on its plan to return the land on which they sit to open space for community use.

The draft Community Land Management Plan for Wildens Way has been revised and is out for public consultation but the changes do not affect the callfor the land to be returned to open space when the shack owners' leases expire in 2061.

The council received more than 20 complaints in response to the first draft community land management plan as well assome support.

A second round of consultation has been engaged by the council after some revisions to the original draft plan.

Janet Ticehurst - whose family were the original landowners which developed and leased out the blocks - said she has always supported the return to open space, community use.

"(The revised plan) is a little clearer for lease holders that their rights are protected until 2061," she said.

The plan proposes three distinct zones for the management of the Wildens Way land.

  • Leasehold zone: Management of existing shack land leases
  • Riverfront reserve zone - Improve connectivity and accessibility of adjoining reserves, develop directional and connectivity signage and install infrastructure to service current and future needs
  • Samphire flood plain zone: Maintain and preserve existing remnant flora vegetation, re-introduce black box gum into the area and install a formalised walkway and viewing area.

- Details: The Revised Draft Community Land Management Plan Wildens Way is available at the Local Government Centre, Murray Bridge Library and at

To give feedback complete the online form at

Consultation closes at 3pm, on Friday, August 14.