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South Australian Government funds coastal protection with $1.2 million grant

South Australian Government funds coastal protection with $1.2 million grant
January 10, 2022

As part of the latest round of South Australian Regional Coastal Protection Grants, 13 projects across the State will receive $1.2 million to improve coastal protection.

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.

South Australian Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said 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.

Minister Speirs notes “South Australia is lucky to be home to some stunning coastlines but it’s important we continue to manage and protect these for future generations.

“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.

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

“This is part of our $4 million Regional Coast Protection Fund to help regional and outer metropolitan coastal councils secure and protect South Australia’s coast.”

The funding is administered by the Coast Protection Board and is in addition to the existing grants that are provided annually.

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)

Image Moonta Bay. Credit: Visit Copper Coast 

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