Glenthorne National Park Bush Care Day

This Sunday, (4/12/2022) is our first Friends Bush Care Day for December.


Hand weeding and seed collecting will be the main activities, and those keen to, can continue to spread mulch.


Trusting the weather forecast for Sunday, be prepared with sunscreen and a hat, (and some brown paper bags for seed collecting).


Please BYO lunch, drinking water, snacks etc. If you are unwell, please do the right thing and stay at home.


We will meet in the Majors Road Ranger Station carpark from 9.45 am, and we will move to the work area at 10am. If you are late, then you will need to ring Alan, if you do not know where the group will be.


Alan: mob: 0411 595 910


Please park in the Ranger Station car park and walk to the site we are working on as described above, look out for people in the high vis vests.  As the park is currently under construction we are trying to minimise the amount of vehicles entering the park, and we do not want general members of the public thinking that they can just drive in too!  If you do not have the capacity to walk that distance, please reply to this email, before Sunday, or Ring the Phone number above, and one of our members transporting equipment will provide you with a lift into the park.


For those of you that need to drive in to bring in equipment for the group, please shut the gate into the park as much as you can and place any orange bollards back in place in order to prevent unwanted vehicles entering the park.  Please adhere to any other signage and bunting relating to the visitor hub construction site, this area is off limits to the public and volunteers, unless permission is given by the Project Officer or Senior Ranger Bec Brown for the specific day and activity.


The suggested items to bring along/wear:

  • long pants and sleeves,
  • hat, sun-screen
  • enclosed shoes or boots
  • snacks / lunch
  • drinking water

Please remember that we hold Bush Care Days on the first and Third Sundays, second Saturday, of each month, along with each Wednesday morning. All are welcome.


November Bush Care Days are:

  • Each Wednesday at 9am
  • At Glenthorne NP-IY
    • 2nd Saturday 10 Dec 9-4pm,
    • 3rd Sunday, 18 Dec, 10-4pm
  • At RDA (Riding for Disabled): Sat 24 Dec - no meeting
Riding For the Disabled (RDA) Update

Last Saturday, at the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) we were visited by the local Member, Erin Thompson. She called by to see how we'd been working on the pods, planting out Saltbush and Sticky Hopbush.  

Luckily the weather was fine with rain coming in later in the day.


Donation of Rosa Buggy

On June 18th this year, we were thrilled to accept the invitation from Trevor Conlon, of the Coromandel Valley National Trust, to visit a property at Heathfield, (near Crafers) with a car-trailer.

The previous owners of the property had kindly offered to donate this old two-horse drawn “Rosa" Buggy to the Friends of Glenthorne.  This buggy was made about 1910, or so. On the back of the Buggy is a metal abel that says, "Frank Woodcock Currie St. Adelaide”. 

All went well with the move, and the Buggy now has another temporary home, in the shed of one of our members, at Brighton.  We look forward to being able to store this buggy, more permanently at one of the restored heritage buildings in the Glenthorne Heritage Precinct.  It would be wonderful to be able to use this buggy on special occasions.

Updated Revegetation Management Plan

Revegetation Manager, Sam Chesson, has released an updated "Friends of Glenthorne Park - Ityamaiitpinna Yarta" Site Plan.

This is an exciting document, that identifies 12 areas within Glenthorne that the Friends can work on, and detailed with what is required in these areas.

Click this link to download your copy.

Southern Expressway On/Off Ramps Majors Rd

The Friends have been concerned with these proposed On/Off Ramps, impacting Glenthorne National park.  

The Dept. of Infrastructure & Planning (DIT) have  released a plan for the proposed On/Off ramps for the Southern Expressway at Majors Rd, O'Halloran Hill.

The key features of the proposed concept include:

  • New on and off ramps – to the Southern Expressway for access to and from the Adelaide CBD and North South Corridor.
  • New on and off ramps – to the Southern Expressway for access to and from the southern suburbs, North South Corridor and Fleurieu Peninsula.
  • Upgrading of the Majors Road Bridge – to accommodate six lanes, including two through lanes and a dedicated right turn lane, onto the Southern Expressway, in each direction.
  • Widening of Majors Road – for the extent of works to provide two through lanes in both directions.
  • Installation of traffic signals - at the junction of Majors Road and Adams Road which will incorporate an access to Sam Willoughby International BMX Facility and O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park.
  • A new underpass - ensuring continous access and use of the Patrick Jonker Veloway.
  • New Shared Use Path - on the southern side of Majors Road to connect Main South Road to Lonsdale Highway

(undertake in conjunction with City of Marion).

You can still have your say on this plan, since The Department will continue to engage with key stakeholders, local council and the community as the project progresses.

You can:

  • Complete an online survey via the project website at
  • Call 1300 794 880 to speak to the project team; or
  • Email:
  • Visit one of our pop-up centres (details below)
    • Hallett Cove Shopping Centre, 246 Lonsdale Rd, Hallett Cove, Saturday, 3 December 2022 from 10am - 3pm
    • O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park Cnr Majors Road and Adams Road, O’Halloran Hill Sunday, 4 December 2022 from 12pm - 3pm (weather permitting)
    • Aberfoyle Hub Shopping Centre Cnr Hub Drive & Sandpiper Crescent Aberfoyle Park Tuesday, 6 December 2022 from 10am - 3pm
Acknowledgement of Country

The Friends of Glenthorne acknowledge that Glenthorne National Park - Ityamaiitpinna Yarta is part of the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and respect their elders past, present and emerging.


We appreciate the Kaurna people's innate and deep spiritual connection with the land and waters of Glenthorne and aspire to work alongside them in taking care of this land and community.

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