Adelaide’s beaches aren’t all naturally sandy – it takes work to keep them looking good. Find out what’s happening on Adelaide’s beaches and progress being made on the Securing the future of our coastline project at an upcoming event.
Adelaide’s coastline is one connected system - the sand naturally moves northward by the wind and waves.
The state government manages the metropolitan coastline for the community to enjoy sandy beaches and to protect the foreshore from storms.
Sand is moved from where it builds up at Semaphore to replenish eroded beaches further south.
This is helping to address erosion of southern beaches until a sand recycling pipeline is built to transfer sand from Semaphore to West Beach and additional sand from outside of Adelaide’s beach system is sourced and delivered. This is part of the state government’s $48.4 million investment to secure the future of our metropolitan coastline.
Before the pipeline is built and the external sand is delivered, sand needs to be moved from Semaphore to protect West Beach in the interim.
The department’s coast and marine team is holding a series of events later this month as part of its community engagement program. At the events you’ll hear from project manager James Guy about what’s happening on Adelaide’s beaches – including upcoming works on beaches in Semaphore and West Beach to manage erosion on our beaches - and progress being made on the Securing the future of our coastline project.
The events are open to everyone, but numbers are limited. Find out more and register here.
- Semaphore/Largs Bay - Monday 22 March 2021, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, Register online (this event is fully booked out but you can join the waitlist)
- Semaphore/Largs Bay - Monday 29 March 2021, 10:00am – 11:30am, Register online
- West Beach - Tuesday 30 March 2021, 7.00pm to 8.30pm, Register online
- Online event - Wednesday 31 March, 7.00pm to 8.30pm, Register online
For more information and to subscribe for updates visit the department’s website.