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School holiday family fun to make a SPLASH

SPLASH returns to Sturt Reserve in Murray Bridge for its second year in a row with a jam-packed program of school holiday family fun. This year’s family festival will open with an all ages New Year’s Eve Party featuring popular attractions including a bungee trampoline, bouncy castle, mini golf and face painting from 3pm – […]


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Landmark agreement aims to fast track Murray Coorong Trail

The Rural City of Murray Bridge has entered into a new major partnership with the South Australian Government and two neighbouring regional councils with the aim of expediting the completion of a 450km walking and cycling trail that will showcase the Murray River and Coorong. The Murray Coorong Trail project, initiated in 2015 by Rural […]


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Kookaburra Homes keeps growing

Award-winning South Australian home builder Kookaburra Homes established its first office in Murray Bridge eight years ago after recognising the district’s enormous potential for business and housing industry growth. With offices now in Adelaide and Mount Barker, Kookaburra Homes continues to choose Murray Bridge as the base for its business headquarters.


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$40m MONARTO EXPANSION

The Rural City of Murray Bridge will be home to the world’s largest safari experience outside Africa with Zoos South Australia announcing a $40m expansion of Monarto Zoo. The redevelopment will encompass a five-star luxury resort, as well as glamping facilities, and will be renamed ‘Monarto Safari Park’. The resort, to be built by Australian […]


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STUDY HUB

The Murray River Study Hub opens on 6 August 2019 and will provide opportunities for Murraylands and Riverland students to pursue tertiary education and VET alternatives without having to travel or relocation outside of their region. Courses will be offered online and mix mode by our partnered education partners, CQUniversity Australia, Flinders University and TAFE […]


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BRAYFIELD PARK

Can you help? In a bid to secure a slice in the lucrative global skincare industry, Brayfield Park Lavender Farm in Murray Bridge is looking to expand from its present size of less than a hectare, to 40ha – including a processing plant and eco-tourism facility. A new lavender farm will also mean new jobs […]


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$350m SOLAR PROJECT

A $350 million solar project at Murray Bridge has been given development approval, the latest in a string of renewable energy investments in South Australia to get a green light. The solar farm, proposed by RES (Renewable Energy Systems) will create 200 direct and 320 indirect jobs during construction. The RES project comprises a 176MW […]


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THOMAS FOODS

South Australian meat processor Thomas Foods International is spending several hundred million dollars on a new state-of-the-art processing facility to be located on a greenfield site 10 km from the Murray Bridge town centre. The facility is the single largest investment by Thomas Foods in its 30-year history showing enormous confidence in Murray Bridge’s vision […]


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TOUR DOWN UNDER

The Tour Down Under will roll down the River Murray for the first time since 2011 with Stage four of the men’s race running from Norwood to Murray Bridge on January 24, 2020. Competitors will climb from Norwood through the Adelaide Hills, including Mount Pleasant, Birdwood, Mount Torrens and Tungkillo, before rolling down through Palmer […]


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BRIDGEPORT HOTEL

The highly anticipated $40 million construction of a new six-story, four-star hotel on the existing Bridgeport Hotel site on Bridge Street will soon be commencing. The new hotel will feature 99 guest rooms, undercover car parking, a restaurant with al fresco dining, a gym, a swimming pool and a function room. The Bridgeport Hotel, which […]


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MONARTO EXPANDS

Monarto Zoo will construct a new $17 million visitor centre as part of their ‘Wild Africa’ project expansion and has also announced the planned construction of a $35 million accommodation facility. The visitor centre will include a cafe, nature play space, gift shop and potentially a restaurant or function space. When finished, Zoos SA estimated […]


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GIFFORD HILL

Gifford Hill is one of the largest residential projects in Murray Bridge’s history. The project will see the relocation of the Murray Bridge Racing Club (MBRC) and the creation of a new, state of the art racecourse and thoroughbred training facility at Gifford Hill on the outskirts of the City. This development includes a state-of-the-art […]


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INGHAM’S FEEDMILL

In February 2019 Australia’s largest integrated poultry producer, Ingham’s, opened a $40 million greenfield feedmill at Murray Bridge to supply its poultry production in South Australia. The facility is the centrepiece of Ingham’s $279 million state-wide expansion. Ingham’s investment generated 650 construction jobs alone, with another 850 jobs expected throughout the supply chain. The facility […]


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