A Community Reference Group has been established to help guide the Securing the future of our coastline project.
The Community Reference Group will provide 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 will provide 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. This review will include assessing the shorter term impacts of the interim sand movement works (see: 'Interim beach works at Semaphore and Largs Bay') and the longer term impacts of the sand recycling pipeline implementation.
A working group including community representatives is involved in the process.
The department meets regularly with community representatives to discuss the Semaphore sand movement works.
- View the meeting notes from the Impact Assessment sub-working group meeting, 1 July 2020.
- View the meeting notes from the Impact Assessment sub-working group meeting, 28 July 2020.
- View the final scope statement for the Impact Assessment, 29 July 2020
- View the meeting notes and presentation from the Impact Assessment sub-working group meeting, 15 September 2020
- View the meeting notes and presentation from the Impact Assessment sub-working group meeting, 25 September 2020