The City of Marion has a unique coastline characterised by high cliffs, small coves and rocky beaches. The coastal area also has the significant cultural presence of the Tjilbruke Dreaming Trail, as well as including the world famous geological formations at Hallett Cove.
The City of Marion has a number of projects that relate to the coast. See below for information on some of these.
For further information on coastal management at a regional level, visit the ‘Coast’ page on the Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board website or the Department of Environment and Natural Resources website.
'Treasuring our Coast' workshop series
As part of our commitment to our coast, the City of Marion is holding a series of workshops themed ‘Treasuring our Coast’. Aimed at increasing awareness of coastal issues, the workshops engage the community and encourage their active involvement.
The workshops recognise that while council values and is committed to the coast, it is not solely responsible for it. They support collaboration between government and council partners, as well as with community and between community groups. The workshops also assist council to identify priorities for future work, identify trends and seek ideas and priorities of participants.
Each workshop is held in a family friendly and relaxed environment.
Coastal Workshop #1: outcomes
The first workshop was held on 11 April at the Marion Cultural Centre. It saw over 50 people attend and share their coastal visions. It focused on what people currently enjoyed about the coast, and what they wanted to see happen over the next 30 years.
People visioned …
"Community driven, collaborative action to preserve and improve the coast"
"A safe and accessible coast that is shared through education and tourism"
"Where funding opportunities are equitable and capitalised on, and accountability is clear"
Four ‘vision themes’ emerged from the workshop:
Preserving our coast
Sharing our coast
Accessing our coast
Managing our coast
These themes will be considered further in the next workshop.
Details of workshop outcomes are available in the Report on the First Coastal Workshop(2640 kb). Outcomes will be used to inform numerous council plans, outlined in the report.
Coastal Workshop #2: outcomes
The second workshop was held on Saturday, 4 August at the Boat Shed Café, Hallett Cove. More than 80 people attended this workshop, including community members and groups, children, State Government and council staff.
The workshop focused on participant's values and visions that specifically related to Heron Way Reserve, and provided an overview of results from the Hallett Cove Coastal Management Study (see below).
Overwhelmingly, participants valued the peacefulness, serenity and openness of the area. They wanted to see revegetation with indigenous species and the natural beauty preserved. People also visioned improved facilities (such as toilets and shade), access across the reserve, and to use the space for cultural tributes.
Full details of workshop outcomes are available in the Report on Second Coastal Workshop(3393 kb). Outcomes will be used to inform to Heron Way Masterplan as well as numerous other council plans, outlined in the report.
For more information on the workshop, visit the Coastal Workshop #2 event listing.
Hallett Cove Coastal Management Study
The City of Marion and the State Government’s Coast Protection Board have recently completed a Coastal Management Study of the Hallett Cove foreshore.
The study included a 2.5km section of the Hallett Cove beach between the southern edges of council’s boundaries to the northern section of the beach directly in front of the Hallett Cove Conservation Park.
A coastal engineer was engaged to assess the current and potential future coastal management effects at Hallett Cove. This process has identified proactive management strategies that will be considered as part of a broader coastal management plan for the area.
For more information, please refer to the following documents:
For further information, please contact:
Trees & Landscape Project Officer
Wednesday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone: (08) 8375 6600
Fax: (08) 8375 6699
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046