We don't think a month goes by without some mention of how great it would be to gain access to some of our reservoirs and the land surrounding them, for all sorts of recreational use.

While access to reservoirs has been relaxed in other states, the response from past SA governments has been a resounding no.

So it is pleasing that the new Government has committed to opening a number of South Australian reservoirs for recreational use and as such the department has issued a survey to organisations to gain insights into the sorts of activities and facilities that would be sought.

Bike SA welcomes this shift in policy and we've responded to the survey strongly supporting the opportunity for all South Australians get out and get active in these beautifully scenic places - not to mention the benefits to the many local small businesses and tourism operators.