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Dickson Reserve - Multi-Purpose Floating Pontoon

Council is pleased to announce that it has received funding through the SA Boating Facilities Fund to enable the construction of additional boating infrastructure at Dickson Reserve, Tailem Bend. The funding received represents 52% of the total project cost.

As part of Council’s long term vision for Dickson Reserve it has been investigating ways to maximise the use of the area through improving facilities such as shelters, barbecues, houseboat mooring areas, parking and foreshore improvements. The vision for the area, expressed through Council’s Strategic Management Plan, has very specifically targeted opportunities to present a river-township interface zone to enable both recreational and business related boat users to easily come ashore in Tailem Bend.

The construction of the pontoon in accordance with the plans below will enable a vessel of up to 22.5 metres to safely berth. The new facility will also cater for a number of smaller boats.

With funding for this project having been announced by Minister for Transport, Infrastructure & Local Government, Council is now working through the background requirements to enable construction of this valuable community asset. Subject to grant terms, it is envisioned that construction will start mid-year.

Dickson Reserve Multi-Purpose Floating Pontoon facility plan(258 kb)


Dickson Reserve pontoon facility concept plan