Rural City of Murray Bridge council endorse $35 million plan for upgrades to the Sturt Reserve project

There is a swimming pool envisioned in the river Sturt Reserve Master Plan. Photo: RCMB.
There is a swimming pool envisioned in the river Sturt Reserve Master Plan. Photo: RCMB.

Monday, September 13, the Rural City of Murray Bridge council meeting saw council endorse an updated $35 million plan for upgrades to the Sturt Reserve project.

The Sturt Reserve Master Plan would include a major upgrade to the historic wharf and tourist precinct.

This would include new docking facilities, a visitor centre, cafe and community parklands.

There is also a swimming pool envisioned in the river. This would link up with the new play precinct.

Councillor Andrew Baltensperger said he would also like to see a disability playground involved with the planning at some stage.

Rural City of Murray Bridge's chief executive officer, Michael Sedgman said council is a long way from the detailed design, but Cr Baltensperger comments will be noted and will be a part of further elected engagement of detailed design.

Construction is already underway on a $3 million recreation precinct. Upgrades will also see upgraded park areas and a new kayaking area.

Cr Wayne Thorley also wants to see a connected road between Sturt Reserve Road and East Terrace.

"Looking at the maps of the plan, I see that's not being picked up. I'm hoping that will be," Cr Thorley said.

Chief executive officer Sedgman said "council can be assured that any substandard variations to roadways will be referred back to council before design."

Construction is set to start at Murray Bridge's wharf soon with remaining construction set to be finished by the end of the year.

Further upgrades at the wharf will be the next priority to get underway in 2022 and 2023.

The vote was unanimous.

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