Urban Beach

All event related discussion should go here.. e.g. Clipsal 500, Womadelaide, SALA, etc.
Legendary Member!
Posts: 1499
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:08 pm

Re: Urban Beach

Post by Nort »

[Shuz] wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:59 pm
A bit off topic, but what would be awesome is if a diversion tunnel river channel thingy was built from tuhe King William Street Bridge to just below the Torrens Weir to allow for natural flow of the river and then convert the two Torrens river / lake segments into what would basically be massive recreational pools that people could swim in and utlize.

Something like this: https://www.google.com.au/amp/twistedsi ... l-mar/amp/

That's 8 hectares in size. The two lakes are about 10 hectares (5 each). Would be a cool title to have - worlds largest swimming and recreational pool. Be a tourism drawcard and our weather is perfect for it.
Since the thread has been bumped anyway no harm in replying to an old post like this.

I would be very much against this idea. Segmenting off part of the lake, or building a City Beach style environment on the riverbank to the west of the Morphett Street bridge would be much better.

If you turn the existing Torrens Lake into a swimming lake you would require water treatment that would be devastating to the plant and bird life that exists alongside it.
User avatar
SA MVP (Most Valued Poster 4000+)
Posts: 4856
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:14 pm

Re: Urban Beach

Post by rev »

If you're going to go to those lengths why not just create an artificial beach like they have in Brisbane, throw in a wave pool, and bars and cafes to make it viable during winter..think every weekend it would be packed with footy crowds..even an aquarium.
Post Reply