A new era for our parks
Parks 2025 is a collection of investment initiatives designed to help build the capacity of parks across our state to conserve our natural landscapes and wildlife, activate nature-based tourism, boost the state economy and strengthen local communities.
Parks 2025 launched in March 2020 and included:
- the creation of the Southern Flinders Ranges Precinct
- development of a world-class Ediacara Fossil Experience
- a reinvigorated Cleland Wildlife Park
- a revitalised Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park
- opportunities for businesses and organisations via a Nature-based Tourism Co-investment Fund
- new infrastructure and enhanced visitor experiences as part of the Kangaroo Island Fire Recovery.
Additional funding throughout 2020 brings the total investment in our parks since March 2018 to more than $130 million. This investment will fund a range of new projects and will further enhance South Australia’s reputation as a world-class eco-tourism destination.
New projects include:
- rebuilding bushfire-affected tourism attractions in Kangaroo Island’s national parks
- developing new kayak access, walking trails and day visitor infrastructure at the popular South Para, Barossa and Warren reservoirs
- creating new visitor experiences, upgraded campgrounds and improved amenities in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park
- improving coastal tourism experiences through upgraded roads and campgrounds in Eyre Peninsula parks
- upgrading infrastructure including trails, amenities and car park at Mount Lofty Precinct
- creating a new mountain biking and hiking destination on the Fleurieu Peninsula
- upgraded campgrounds and amenities in the Flinders Ranges
- upgrading local park infrastructure across the state.
Find out more about these projects in the Parks 2025 brochure, which also details a host of other projects already underway.
Find out more about opportunities to participate in helping to plan for the future of these parks on the Parks 2025 Engagement Hub.