SA coastal protection projects get boost

Thirteen projects across South Australia to improve coastal protection will receive $1.2 million as part of the latest round of the Regional Coastal Protection Grants.

The projects range from foreshore rock armouring at Moonta Bay as well as a foreshore revetment wall at Smoky Bay, to concept plans and consultation for a seapool at Hallett Cove.

Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs, said that the grants will enable 13 projects worth $2.3 million worth to be delivered to address erosion or flooding hazards and public safety and access along the coast, including foreshore protection, dune rehabilitation, and coastal maintenance.

“This $1.2 million grant round will help do exactly that funding a range of projects across the state to help councils manage their coastal risks and provide practical solutions,” Minister Speirs said.

“South Australia’s coastline is the first defence against a changing climate and beaches are often at the heart of our regional communities’ economies.”

List of successful projects

  • Pennington Bay access stairs (Kangaroo Island Council, $155,000 grant towards a $195,000 project)
  • Wyomi Beach Sand Replenishment (Kingston District Council, $111,000 grant towards a $204,000 project)
  • Design of coastal defence structures (Yorke Peninsula Council, $55,000 grant towards a $92,345 project)
  • Foul Bay – review of hazards and adaptation options (Yorke Peninsula Council, $20,000 towards a $32,628 project)
  • Moonta Bay foreshore rock armouring (Copper Coast Council, $208,000 grant towards a $417,572 project)
  • Smoky Bay foreshore revetment wall (District Council of Ceduna, $200,000 towards a $475,000 project)
  • Tiller Drive managed retreat project (City of Onkaparinga Council, $150,000 towards a $360,000 project)
  • Seawall repairs and sand replenishment (Whyalla City Council, $35,000 towards a $60,000 project)
  • Port Broughton protection works (Barunga West Council, $30,000 towards a $49,800 project)
  • Town beach sand replenishment (District Council of Robe, $16,000 towards a $32,000 project)
  • Hallett Cove pool concept plan and consultation (City of Marion Council, $35,000 towards a $70,000 project)
  • Baudin Beach access stairs (Kangaroo Island Council, $110,000 towards a $195,000 project)
  • Fencing Thompson Beach (Adelaide Plains Council, $75,000 towards a $126,100 project)

Photo: Kingston District Council