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:


'Treasuring our Coast' workshop series

As part of our commitment to our coast, the City of Marion held a series of workshops themed Treasuring our Coast. Aimed at increasing awareness of coastal issues, the workshops engaged the community and encouraged 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 #3: outcomes

More than 350 people visited our recent Coastal Funshop at the Hallett Cove foreshore on Saturday 19 October 2013. The fun, hands on event was a great day out for the whole family.

 Coastal Funshop Leafy Seadragon Storytelling       Coastal Funshop report front page photo

To find out more details about this event, visit the Hallett Cove Coastal Funshop event listing, the Facebook event, or our Facebook page for event photos.

An overview of the workshop is available in the Report on Third Coastal Workshop(706 kb). Feedback will be used to guide future environmental engagement and capacity building activities.


Workshop participants on coastal walk Coastal Workshop #2: outcomes

The second workshop was held on Saturday 4 August 2013 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).

For more information on the workshop, visit the Coastal Workshop #2 event listing.


Coastal Workshop #1: outcomes Coastal Workshop 1 Report image

The first workshop was held on 11 April 2012 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.


Hallett Cove Coastal Management Study

The City of Marion and the State Government’s Coast Protection Board have 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: