happy valleyHappy Valley Reservoir Reserve Community Reference Group

Background
Enjoying recreational activities at Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve will be a great way for people to spend time with family and friends outdoors.
Access to green open spaces bring a range of benefits, and with access to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve there will be new areas to enjoy and explore in your neighbourhood.
We are looking to work with the local community and interested stakeholders to progress the state government initiative to open Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve to land-based recreational activity.
We recently ran on-line community information sessions to help capture your ideas and are now seeking expressions of interest for individuals interested in joining our Community Reference Group.

Community Reference Group
The across-government Taskforce overseeing the implementation of this program is seeking community members with an interest in the Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve (see criteria below) to join the Community Reference Group.
The group, established for a defined period of time in the lead up to the opening, is one of the mechanisms we are using to provide an understanding of the community’s thoughts and ideas for the Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve and to account for the issues of importance to the community.
The Community Reference Group will provide advice and input through the process to enhance the community experience in this space.
If you are interested in being considered for membership of the Community Reference Group, please complete and return the below application form with your personal details and relevant experience, with reference to the criteria for membership by 25 August via email to reservoirs@sa.gov.au or by post to Michael McCarthy, SA Water, GPO Box 1751, Adelaide SA 5001.

Happy Valley Community Reference Group EOI - Word doc

Happy Valley Community Reference Group EOI - PDF

COVID – 19 Considerations

Reference group processes will be conducted to ensure the management of COVID-19 in line with advice from health authorities.
In considering the COVID-19 impact on the community we will be looking at the best ways we can collaborate and progress plans with the group.

Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the close of the EOI process

Membership Criteria
1. Nominees should live or work in the area, i.e. in proximity to Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve.
2. It is important that members have an interest in one or more of the following:
* active outdoor recreation;
* accessing natural places;
* education about natural and cultural heritage;
* promoting conservation values; or
* addressing interests that neighbours may have in relation to opening the Reservoir Reserve for community access.