A Community Reference Group has been established to help guide the Securing the future of our coastline project.
The Community Reference Group provides important input as we plan for and consider the physical, engineering and environment impacts leading up to the sand recycling pipeline becoming operational in 2023. The group provides valuable links to the wider community.
An initial series of online meetings were held in April 2020 with representatives from councils and the community. This was the beginning of an information exchange process to enable community to present their initial views and questions.
This was followed in June 2020 by two information sessions where a range of background information was presented. The department will continue to engage with these groups to support this process.
In the initial series of information sessions with community representatives, the importance of undertaking an independent assessment on the northern beaches emerged as a strong theme.
The department agreed to commission an independent review to assess the impacts of moving sand from the northern beaches.
Community representatives are involved in the process.
The department meets regularly with community representatives to discuss the Semaphore sand movement works.
A working group has been established to enable dialogue and information exchange with community stakeholders and key interest groups in West Beach and Henley Beach South regarding the Securing the future of our coastline project. The group met for the first time in February 2021.