Media response - Wearing Street Aquatic and Arts Precinct

Published on 10 July 2019

Enquiry and response

Comments attributed to Mayor Erin Thompson.

  1. What the project will mean for Port Noarlunga?

    The planned upgrade of the Wearing Street Aquatic and Arts Precinct will improve this popular and unique destination on the Onkaparinga riverbank near the Port Noarlunga township.  

    It will provide a much needed upgrade of ageing facilities to better accommodate aquatic groups and visitors who use the area to launch watercraft and explore the Onkaparinga Estuary. This includes the thousands of local school children who participate in school aquatic programs here. It will also deliver a flexible green, open space for organised events, picnics and play – inviting people to stay longer and enjoy this beautiful location.  

    The project is expected to support tourism and local business activity.

  2. Why do the trees need to be removed?
    No decision has yet been made on the removal of the trees.

    They are a declared species; council and the state government have a responsibility to manage them however we are also aware of cultural sensitivities associated with the Wearing Street precinct so are seeking state government direction on our approach to this area.