Congratulations to the District Council of Tumby Bay for securing funding through DPTI’s Open Spaces & Places for People Grant for the upgrade of the Mangrove Boardwalk. A total of 37 community projects have successfully secured funding across 27 different council areas. During the application process a total of 160 applications were submitted, seeking approximately $116 million in funding – tripling the amount of applications and funding requested from the previous year.
This will enable the upgrade and reopening of the Mangrove Boardwalk, one of Tumby Bay’s older, more iconic attractions. For generations the Mangrove Boardwalk has been a platform for all age groups and cultures to access, educate and experience the unique ecosystems and attractions Tumby Bay has to offer. Currently, the structure does not support the needs of those that require mobility aids or the use of a shared user. The upgrade works will replace the existing structure to ensure accessibility to provide free, unstructured recreational activities and connect the existing walking path loop through the marina area to the mangrove area.
Well done to Council and to the Tumby Bay Progress Association for their collaborative approach in assisting to ensure the best outcomes for the community.
Great news for tourism and the Tumby Bay community.