Wattle Range Council’s coastal adaptation plan for Southend
The Wattle Range Council worked with their local community to develop a coastal adaptation strategy for Southend, creating a plan for the future with strong community ownership. The project was the recipient of the prestigious 2018 SA Climate Leaders Award, an initiative of the Premier’s Climate Change Council. Funding for the project came from the Coast Protection Board, Local Government Association of SA and the council.
Read the case study and watch a video to learn more.
Post Office Rocks causeway repair at Beachport
Repairs on the Post Office Rock causeway at Beachport were completed by Wattle Range Council in 2019 to prevent an increase in coastal erosion. Geotextile fabric and locally sourced rock was used to bridge the gap between the causeway and the shore. The repairs were seen as essential in maintaining access to the coast and preventing damage to infrastructure such as Bowman Scenic Drive and the Pool of Siloam (view the report on erosion impacts). Total project costs were $25,000, with the Coast Protection Board contributing $20,000 in funding. The site will continue to be monitored by council and the Coast Protection Board.
Fine-scale elevation data collected for Eyre Peninsula coast
Eyre Peninsula region has collected precision coastal elevation data via LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) to deliver a comprehensive 3D map of the coastline. This was done as part of a climate adaptation project led by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula, and supported by Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association, Eyre Peninsula Climate Change Agreement Committee, Department for Environment and Water, Coast Protection Board and SA Water. Find out more.
Estuary Care Foundation’s living shoreline trial
The Estuary Care Foundation are undertaking a community-led trial to restore seagrass and shellfish at Snowden’s Beach in Port Adelaide. The project is trialling the use of ‘living shorelines’, using hard and soft infrastructure in conjunction with the existing seawall to enhance local biodiversity and water quality while protecting local properties and assets. Led by volunteers and community members who want to contribute to a better future for the Estuary, the project is being delivered with support from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Renewal SA and the Coast Protection Board. Find out more.
Sea wall protection at Wyomi
Construction of a sea wall revetment was completed by Kingston District Council in 2019 to further protect the eroding dunes adjacent to the Wyomi Beach sea wall. The revetment was constructed using sand-filled geotextile containers built to form a stabilising barrier against coastal erosion. The Coast Protection Board contributed $150,000 towards the project.