The Gawler Urban Rivers Project was initiated in 2009 with a goal to improve Gawler’s urban waterways, with a focus on the protection of river health, the conservation of biodiversity, and the provision of an interconnected and accessible parkland network.
This project was managed by the Town of Gawler with funding contributed by the Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government under the Better Regions Program. The Gawler Urban Rivers Project has delivered to the Gawler community:▪ 8km of shared bicycle and walking paths (to be known as Tapa Pariara, or the Gawler Rivers Path - see Figure ES.1);▪ five new bridges and river crossings;▪ weed removal and revegetation works;▪ stream stabilisation works; and▪ this Master Plan.
The Gawler Urban Rivers Master Plan has been formulated to provide the Gawler community with a guiding tool for the future management of Gawler’s river corridors. The Master Plan provides a review of river health, biodiversity, heritage and recreation studies, an analysis of key management issues, indentifies opportunities and recommends actions to maintain, improve and complement the unique attributes of Gawler’s urban rivers.