Coastal protection across South Africa receives $ 1.2 million boost

Projects range from foreshore rip-rap at Moonta Bay as well as a foreshore cladding wall at Smoky Bay, to concept plans and consultation for a marine pool at Hallett Cove.

Environment and Water Minister David Speirs said the grants will enable 13 projects worth $ 2.3 million to tackle the risk of erosion or flooding and public safety and access along the coast, including foreshore protection, dune rehabilitation and coastal maintenance.

“South Australia is blessed with stunning coastlines, but it is important that we continue to manage and protect them for future generations,” said Minister Speirs.

“This $ 1.2 million round of grants will help do just that by funding a range of projects across the state to help boards manage their coastal risks and provide practical solutions.

“South Australia’s coastline is the primary defense against climate change and beaches are often at the heart of the economies of our regional communities.

“Marshall’s Liberal government is committed to protecting our precious coastline and taking action to tackle climate change and this funding will help improve environmental outcomes and boost jobs in our regions.

“This is part of our $ 4 million Regional Coastal 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 existing grants that are paid out each year.

List of successful projects

– Access staircase to Pennington Bay (Kangaroo Island Council, grant of $ 155,000 for a project of $ 195,000)

– Wyomi Beach Sand Replenishment (Kingston District Council, grant of $ 111,000 for a project of $ 204,000)

– Design of coastal defense structures (Yorke Peninsula Council, grant of $ 55,000 for a project of $ 92,345)

– Foul Bay – review of risks and adaptation options (Yorke Peninsula Council, $ 20,000 for a project of $ 32,628)

– Riprap riprap of the Moonta Bay foreshore (Copper Coast Council, grant of $ 208,000 for a project of $ 417,572)

– Smoky Bay foreshore cladding wall (Ceduna District Council, $ 200,000 for a $ 475,000 project)

– Retirement project managed by Tiller Drive (Onkaparinga City Council, $ 150,000 for a $ 360,000 project)

– Repairs to dikes and replenishment of sand (Whyalla City Council, $ 35,000 for a $ 60,000 project)

– Port Broughton protection works (Barunga West Council, $ 30,000 for a $ 49,800 project)

– Town beach sand replenishment (Robe District Council, $ 16,000 for a $ 32,000 project)

– Conceptual plan and consultation of the Hallett Cove swimming pool (Council of the town of Marion, $ 35,000 for a project of $ 70,000)

– Access staircase to Baudin beach (Kangourou Island Council, $ 110,000 towards a $ 195,000 project)

– Fence at Thompson Beach (Adelaide Plains Council, $ 75,000 for a $ 126,100 project)

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