Sturt River Linear Park - Stage 3

Continuous shared path connection along the Sturt River watercourse

The Sturt River Linear Park (SRLP) forms part of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Open Space System (MOSS) and is identified in the State Government’s 30 year plan for greater Adelaide as a specific target under its greenways policies.

The Sturt River Linear Park Master Plan was developed by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and was adopted by state and local government authorities. It seeks to establish a continuous public open space link from the Patawalonga Basin in Glenelg North to Frank Smith Park in Coromandel Valley, with links to the Belair National Park.

Sturt River Linear Park Stage 3 will link the existing path near the Institute building (along Main Road) and continue through to Horners Bridge (along Murrays Hill Road) in Coromandel Valley.

The project is co-funded by the City of Onkaparinga, City of Mitcham and the state government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

Concept Design

The concept design for Sturt River Linear Park has been developed by drawing on the area’s rich history, natural environment and local identity.

The concept design and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) can be viewed from our document library.

Landscape and creek restoration

The river precinct has been shaped over time by natural and cultural influences. New landscaping has been proposed along the extent of works consisting of new native and exotic plants to provide a sustainable and ecological approach to the river corridor and compliment the natural environment in which it is set.

To undertake the new landscaping and shared path works, selected vegetation (including weed species) are required to be removed. Treatment of woody weeds for removal is scheduled to be undertaken later this year, with path construction commencing early 2020.

Public Art

We are in the process of engaging an artist to deliver art and interpretation that reflects indigenous and European heritage, flora and fauna. We are interested in hearing your ideas to help shape the design.

Once complete, the shared path and restored river environment will be a valuable asset for the local community and a place where the unique local heritage and character is showcased for all visitors to experience.


Continuous shared path connection along the Sturt River watercourse

The Sturt River Linear Park (SRLP) forms part of Adelaide’s Metropolitan Open Space System (MOSS) and is identified in the State Government’s 30 year plan for greater Adelaide as a specific target under its greenways policies.

The Sturt River Linear Park Master Plan was developed by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and was adopted by state and local government authorities. It seeks to establish a continuous public open space link from the Patawalonga Basin in Glenelg North to Frank Smith Park in Coromandel Valley, with links to the Belair National Park.

Sturt River Linear Park Stage 3 will link the existing path near the Institute building (along Main Road) and continue through to Horners Bridge (along Murrays Hill Road) in Coromandel Valley.

The project is co-funded by the City of Onkaparinga, City of Mitcham and the state government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

Concept Design

The concept design for Sturt River Linear Park has been developed by drawing on the area’s rich history, natural environment and local identity.

The concept design and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) can be viewed from our document library.

Landscape and creek restoration

The river precinct has been shaped over time by natural and cultural influences. New landscaping has been proposed along the extent of works consisting of new native and exotic plants to provide a sustainable and ecological approach to the river corridor and compliment the natural environment in which it is set.

To undertake the new landscaping and shared path works, selected vegetation (including weed species) are required to be removed. Treatment of woody weeds for removal is scheduled to be undertaken later this year, with path construction commencing early 2020.

Public Art

We are in the process of engaging an artist to deliver art and interpretation that reflects indigenous and European heritage, flora and fauna. We are interested in hearing your ideas to help shape the design.

Once complete, the shared path and restored river environment will be a valuable asset for the local community and a place where the unique local heritage and character is showcased for all visitors to experience.