This section contains documents and information on:
West Beach sand management
Coastal planning and development information
Coast Protection Board policies, reports and meeting minutes
Coastline historical publications (produced by the Coast Protection Board)
- Developing a management strategy for coastal cliff erosion hazards in South Australia (May 2014, issue #37). Outlines management strategies to mitigate adverse impacts of coastal cliff erosion on public safety, existing assets and infrastructure
- Recreational beach widths along the Adelaide coastline (May 2006, issue #36). Provides a summary of the results obtained from a 2005 survey of recreational beach widths along the metropolitan coast, plus a discussion of what these results mean
- A strategy for implementing CPB policies on coastal acid sulfate soils in South Australia (January 2003, issue #33). Provides an overview of coastal acid sulfate soils, their impacts and the Coast Protection Board’s strategy to address those impacts
- Monitoring sand movements along the Adelaide coastline (June 2000, issue #32). Outlines the beach monitoring program for Adelaide’s coastline
- Coastal vulnerability assessment (February 1997, issue #31). Provides an overview of Australian coastal vulnerability assessment studies and a case study of South Australia’s Northern Spencer Gulf
- The value of the Adelaide beaches (November 1993, issue #29). Outlines the economic value of Adelaide beaches and their significance to the Adelaide community
- Maintaining the Adelaide coastline (September 1993, issue #28). Discusses why there is a need to maintain Adelaide’s coast, how the coast is monitored and what is being done to manage coastal erosion
- The Adelaide metropolitan coastline (April 1993, issue #27). Outlines the geomorphological history of the metropolitan coast, the impact of European settlement on the dune system, and the coastal processes at work on the coastline
Coastal Viewscapes Project
In 2004, the Coast Protection Board commissioned Dr Andrew Lothian of Scenic Solutions to measure and map the scenic quality of the South Australian coastline. The outcomes of the project were intended to assist in the development of planning policy and the assessment of development applications. The project commenced in December 2004 and was completed in October 2005.
Adelaide's Living Beaches
The Adelaide’s Living Beaches strategy was introduced in 2005 to address continual erosion along Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches. It included the installation of a major pipeline system that reduced the need for traditional sand carting by truck, as well as the construction of structures such as breakwaters and groynes to act as sand traps in critical locations.
Other journals, fact sheets, management plans, policies, research and technical reports
A large repository of information and monitoring data from our department and other agencies involved in coastal management can be found on the South Australian Government’s Enviro Data SA Portal. The following categories are available:
- Coast and marine management: This section provides access to data, documents and links relating to South Australia’s coastal regions.
- Ecosystems: This section contains information and data relating to the topics of estuaries, reefs, sand flats, mudflats and seagrass.
- Industries: This section contains information and data relating to aquaculture, fisheries and desalination.
- Data systems: This section links to other services that provide coastal monitoring data.
- Risk awareness: This section contains information on risks to the coastal and marine environment in South Australia.
- Science and research: This section includes scientific reports and findings that may inform coastal and marine management.
- Reporting: This section contains report cards that outline the condition of our coastal resources and our management and community stewardship capacities.
A list of other historical publications that can be requested from our team is available.