Berri Riverfront Redevelopment

Berri Riverfront Precinct

Berri Barmera Council has embarked on an exciting Master Planning exercise for Riverview Drive Berri between Vaughan Terrace and the Berri Caravan Park. 

Council recognises that this area is changing with new developments soon to be established on the former Berri Bowling Club land and ongoing investments made by the Berri Hotel and Berri Caravan Park. This stretch of road is in a prime public space which our community and visitors enjoy for events, relaxing, exercising and outdoor dining. It is a special place which Council recognises can be so much better.

Veterans Memorial

Picture One: An Artistic Render of the Civic Plaza concept for the Berri Riverfront

Masterplan Elements

Riverview Drive in this precinct has been identified as having redundant road space, a legacy from when trucks and cars used it to access the old ferry crossing. Council wants to put the road on a diet, free up space for the community to enjoy by expanding the riverside park areas and also create more functional areas for civic and entertainment events.

As a major project the improvements will occur over several years and combine a number of desired smaller stages that will result in Berri being a destination of choice and a great place to live. Tourists and visitors attending major events at venues, such as the nearby Regional Sports and Recreational Hub at Glassey Park, will now have added value to their stay with first class accommodation facilities and a thriving riverfront precinct for their enjoyment.

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Masterplan Concept Drawing

Berri Riverfront Wharf

The lack of mooring facilities along the Berri riverfront has been identified as impacting on local river users, visitors and larger vessels, such as houseboats, which have difficulty in mooring and visiting the township by river. This has become more apparent since the Berri marina and boat ramp were upgraded which have assisted in attracting more river events to the town and increased usage at the facility.

Council has secured funding through the Boating Facilities Fund to install a sheet piled wharf running 260m, incorporating a footpath and providing increased and safer mooring facilities for river vessels, which will encourage river users to stop and visit the township adding to the tourism attraction as well as being a great facility for locals to utilise.

Ensuring that the there is direct, welcoming and user friendly access from the river to the towns retail and recreational services, will certainly assist in rejuvenating the Berri Riverfront precinct, and an increase to river traffic will assist the growth of the town as a whole.

 Berri Riverfront Wharf VisualisationBerri Riverfront Commencement

Project Updates - Riverfront Redevelopment

Latest News items from the Berri Riverfront Redevelopment Project

Now Open- Berri Riverfront Wharf

24 July 2019
Mayor Peter Hunt officially opened Berri’s Riverfront Wharf today showcasing the $1.5M project.

Wharf Works Progressing

20 December 2018

Berri Riverfront Wharf project

16 November 2018
The transformation of Berri’s Riverfront precinct continues with works to commence on the $1.3M Riverfront Wharf project to increase mooring facilities and extend the walkway along the river’s edge.

Official Opening - Berri Riverfront Development

30 August 2018
The community is invited to join in the official opening celebrations of the new Berri Riverfront Precinct on Saturday 8 September 2018.

TRAFFIC CHANGES – Riverfront Development Roadworks

16 August 2018
As stage one of the Riverfront Precinct redevelopment moves towards completion, there will be a full closure of the intersection of Ahern and Riverview Drive.

Riverfront Redevelopment On Track

7 August 2018
As works come to a conclusion at the end of Vaughan Terrace, we remind people that there will be diversions in place to ensure traffic flows and for the safety of pedestrians and contractors.

Riverfront Traffic Restrictions 4 June to end June

25 May 2018
Changed Traffic Flow along Riverview Drive have been designed for the next stage of construction.

Berri Riverfront Redevelopment Taking Shape

16 May 2018
Berri Barmera Council’s major redevelopment of Riverview Drive from Vaughan Tce to the Berri Hotel entrance is progressing steadily towards the finish date of mid August

Berri Riverfront Redevelopment Mid April Update

20 April 2018
Last week beginning April 9 saw fences and signage going up, machinery coming to site and the initial works commence in earnest. This week we see heavy machinery excavating the southern side of Riverview Drive and the project moving ahead under more favourable weather conditions than last week’s short but intense heatwave.

Riverview Drive Traffic Restrictions

5 April 2018
During April to June works on the southern half of Riverview Drive adjacent the Visitor Information Centre and Café.

Stage One to commence

29 March 2018
Works will soon begin Berri Riverfront Redevelopment, with project contractors to commence site preparations after Easter.

Berri Riverfront Wharf

22 November 2017
If you hear some banging around the Berri township during this week, it is more than likely coming from the sheet pile testing being undertaken down the riverfront as part of new wharf development project. The project is in its early stages and these works are required to assist the detailed design.

Funding success for the proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf project

7 July 2017
The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Hon Stephen Mullighan MP recently announced that the Berri Barmera Council’s proposed Berri Riverfront Wharf has been successful in securing nearly $600,000 in funding for the $1.199M project.

Open Space Funding Application for Section of Riverview Drive

16 February 2017
Council has recently lodged an application for funding from the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) for a redevelopment of area around the Vietnam War Memorial and Visitor Information Centre at Berri. Successful projects will have funding announced in the middle of this year. Should the project proceed it will see Riverview Drive intersection with Vaughan Terrace narrowed and the public areas on either side of the road widened for both everyday use and events. In particular the Vietnam War Memorial is located very close to the kerbs of Vaughan Terrace and Riverview Drive. In consultation with Riverland Vietnam Veterans a design has been developed creating significantly more space around the Memorial for events, quiet contemplation and paying respect.