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Welcome to the Coast Park Project Reference Group page!

This webpage has been designed to support communications between members of the Coast Park Project Reference Group.

Members are invited to:


  • View the library
  • Share a story
  • Comment on news stories and messages posted below


Members may email Valli if you would like to share message with fellow group members.

More information about the Coast Park Project Reference Group is available in the FAQs here.

*Community members may openly view the information library and group member deliberations on this page but may not participate.

Consultation has concluded
  • Christmas Party Photos

    by Retired user2, over 4 years ago
    Christmas  ball small

    A big thank you to all those who attended the 2014 Community Reference Group Christmas party. Click here to see the photos from the evening, it was a lot of fun and we hope everyone enjoyed the celebration.

    We wish you a happy new year!


    A big thank you to all those who attended the 2014 Community Reference Group Christmas party. Click here to see the photos from the evening, it was a lot of fun and we hope everyone enjoyed the celebration.

    We wish you a happy new year!


  • A Message from Val

    almost 5 years ago

    Fellow Reference Group Members,

    I would like to draw your attention to several concerns that I have with the latest agreed set of preferences.

    1.  I have concerns re some comments about meandering paths around vegetation and the path being as far as possible away from houses, fence lines moved and paths lowered to minimise impacts on privacy. With only 1% of the original vegetation left any incursions are bound to create the well known EDGE effect on these remnant dunes.  Should issues of privacy take precedence over preserving our children and grandchildren's inheritance?  Living for now should not mean destroying tomorrow.

    2.  I think it is important that the main option should stand out from the other options as it was strongly supported and I feel that people are looking to us for a recommended path plan.  The other options were considered but rejected in favour of the recommended one.Some of the language in this report appears to me to favour outcomes by use of the words, strongly supports, supports, suggestions, so a suggestion made by two tables appears of less value than support by only one table.

    Regards 

    Val Wales 


    Fellow Reference Group Members,

    I would like to draw your attention to several concerns that I have with the latest agreed set of preferences.

    1.  I have concerns re some comments about meandering paths around vegetation and the path being as far as possible away from houses, fence lines moved and paths lowered to minimise impacts on privacy. With only 1% of the original vegetation left any incursions are bound to create the well known EDGE effect on these remnant dunes.  Should issues of privacy take precedence over preserving our children and grandchildren's inheritance?  Living for now should not mean destroying tomorrow.

    2.  I think it is important that the main option should stand out from the other options as it was strongly supported and I feel that people are looking to us for a recommended path plan.  The other options were considered but rejected in favour of the recommended one.Some of the language in this report appears to me to favour outcomes by use of the words, strongly supports, supports, suggestions, so a suggestion made by two tables appears of less value than support by only one table.

    Regards 

    Val Wales 


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  • A message from Val

    almost 5 years ago

    Dear fellow Group members,

    I would like to bring a few items to your attention for consideration at the next Reference Group Meeting.

    I have enjoyed the months that we have spent together working on the Coast Park Project and I feel that everyone has been willing to work in a collaborative manner.  This has made a difficult job much easier and I now feel that we moving closer together. I feel strongly that we have reached a stage where we can get to a consensus on preferred alignment, or close to it.
    I therefore see no reason why the next Speak Out should be delayed until February -March next year and I do not think that the general population along the Coast wants that.

    We were given a date of Wednesday 22nd September for the next Speak Out, and I think we should stay with it and report to Council in early October.
    They can then endorse the options. This has hung over our heads for over 12 years
     and needs resolution not procrastination. This does not preclude the new Council from
    changing things if they choose to do so.

    As we are to look at the Semaphore Park North section at the next meeting
    I would like to make the following comments.  I have at times been very
    critical over the years at some of the residents who lived in this section 
    over what I saw as vandalism of the dunes in front of their houses.  For example chopping down dune plants, dumping grass cuttings and growing exotics on Council land next to the fence.

    I need to point out that a lot of the residents concerned have moved on and others have become aware of the value of the dunes and these days they are more likely to be concerned with saving them. I feel strongly that any decisions that we make in this area should be 
    based on environmental reasons of preserving the dunes from further damage. I am concerned that some people I have spoken too seem to regard it as a chance to get even with those 
    people on the Green, "Why shouldn't they have a road in front of them like I do"
    and like statements.   Our sole emphasis should be on the best route and surface 
    for the path, not whether we like the people who live there. 


    I am attaching two photos (Photo 1, Photo 2) of the Point Malcolm boardwalk to illustrate that nature will continue to fight back in this case the dune on either side of the boardwalk keeps trying to rebuild and as a consequence is damaging the boards.  Council then has to bring in the bulldozers every year to clear the sand on either side and of course any dune plants growing are cleared as well.

    Point Malcolm has a few problems, a great many of the plants put in when the path was constructed have not survived despite watering systems.  The rest  of the area has a lot of weeds. Ongoing maintenance of Coast Park is going to be a major cost to Council and needs to be factored in.

    Val Wales

    Dear fellow Group members,

    I would like to bring a few items to your attention for consideration at the next Reference Group Meeting.

    I have enjoyed the months that we have spent together working on the Coast Park Project and I feel that everyone has been willing to work in a collaborative manner.  This has made a difficult job much easier and I now feel that we moving closer together. I feel strongly that we have reached a stage where we can get to a consensus on preferred alignment, or close to it.
    I therefore see no reason why the next Speak Out should be delayed until February -March next year and I do not think that the general population along the Coast wants that.

    We were given a date of Wednesday 22nd September for the next Speak Out, and I think we should stay with it and report to Council in early October.
    They can then endorse the options. This has hung over our heads for over 12 years
     and needs resolution not procrastination. This does not preclude the new Council from
    changing things if they choose to do so.

    As we are to look at the Semaphore Park North section at the next meeting
    I would like to make the following comments.  I have at times been very
    critical over the years at some of the residents who lived in this section 
    over what I saw as vandalism of the dunes in front of their houses.  For example chopping down dune plants, dumping grass cuttings and growing exotics on Council land next to the fence.

    I need to point out that a lot of the residents concerned have moved on and others have become aware of the value of the dunes and these days they are more likely to be concerned with saving them. I feel strongly that any decisions that we make in this area should be 
    based on environmental reasons of preserving the dunes from further damage. I am concerned that some people I have spoken too seem to regard it as a chance to get even with those 
    people on the Green, "Why shouldn't they have a road in front of them like I do"
    and like statements.   Our sole emphasis should be on the best route and surface 
    for the path, not whether we like the people who live there. 


    I am attaching two photos (Photo 1, Photo 2) of the Point Malcolm boardwalk to illustrate that nature will continue to fight back in this case the dune on either side of the boardwalk keeps trying to rebuild and as a consequence is damaging the boards.  Council then has to bring in the bulldozers every year to clear the sand on either side and of course any dune plants growing are cleared as well.

    Point Malcolm has a few problems, a great many of the plants put in when the path was constructed have not survived despite watering systems.  The rest  of the area has a lot of weeds. Ongoing maintenance of Coast Park is going to be a major cost to Council and needs to be factored in.

    Val Wales

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  • Open Space Survey

    almost 5 years ago
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    Council is reviewing its Open Space Strategy and we are keen to know what is important to the community and how open space could be improved.

    Click here to complete the online survey.

    Consultation closes 11 September 2014.


    Council is reviewing its Open Space Strategy and we are keen to know what is important to the community and how open space could be improved.

    Click here to complete the online survey.

    Consultation closes 11 September 2014.


  • Walk the Yorke Plan

    almost 5 years ago

    Dear members,

    fellow group member Val would like to share the following document with you all.

    Walk the Yorke Concept Plan

    You might also be interested viewing in the 3 minute film on the project provided below.

    Regards - Valli



    Dear members,

    fellow group member Val would like to share the following document with you all.

    Walk the Yorke Concept Plan

    You might also be interested viewing in the 3 minute film on the project provided below.

    Regards - Valli



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  • A message from Judy

    almost 5 years ago

    Request to Coast Park Project Reference Group Members for Input

    CEPG is interested in Coast Park Reference Group Members thoughts on the Subsections discussed last week.

    If we as a Reference Group present one plan with effectively one choice then we are very likely to have this supported by the Community and Council. Throughout our deliberations we have all agreed that we are the best group to advise on decisions for the Coast Park in this area.

    While there will be  concerns no matter what we recommend, if we strongly recommend  one choice we can likely prevail upon Council to put significant resources into it

    Grange-Tennyson  SubSection

    There is a lot of support for  a compact surface-natural surface path and revegetation together with a Seaview Rd conversion with connections between foreshore and Seaview Rd  at Terminus, Forte and Hallam, and beach access here .

    We are seeking further support to emphasise that we as CPPRG require significant financial allocation to revegetation and dune development in this subsection and a major commitment to re-engineer Seaview Rd for all users.

    Tennyson North Subsection from  Hallam to Moredun  

    There has been a lot of concern about a Boardwalk, which was rejected by some groups.

    A proposal for discussion is that the dunes here be totally restored and revegetated in this Subsection  from Hallam St  up to Moredun St , “foreign vegetation” etc  to be removed , dunes restored and so to create a natural  coastal environment.

    Regarding a path, the Consultants originally flagged this as a narrow , and in some places unstable dune system threatened by storms and recent massive dune loss up to near properties , and therefore to narrow for a path . Given these narrow dunes and significant dune  vegetation already in place,  there were suggestions from non CEPG community and other representatives  at last weeks Meeting  that we consider diverting  onto Seaview Rd in this Subsection from Hallam St to Moredun  St, at both ends of which  there would be beach access and cyclist  facilities, viewing areas etc .

    If the above was supported and proposed as a solution, this would  argue very strongly for the need for significant expenditure  by Council for the  conversion of Seaview Rd to either  

    1.  a multi user roadway for pedestrians, cyclists and very slow cars,

    or

    2.   a well developed shared use path, both in Tennyson North and in Grange-Tennyson Subsections, alternatives strongly supported at last weeks Reference Group meeting

    We are canvassing thoughts and support from Reference Group members .

    These is a list of current or recent plant species in the Tennyson North Subsection, often in large formations

    Acacia longifolia

    Adriana klotzchii

    Alyxia buxifolia

    Atriplex cineria

    Austrodanthonia sp

    Cakelia maritima

    Carpobrotis rossii

    Clematis microphylla

    Dianella brevicularis

    Disphyma crassifolium

    Enchylaena tormentosa

    Isolepis nodosa

    Kennedia prostrata

    Kunzea pomifera

    Lepidospermum gladiatum

    Lotus australis

    Muehlenbeckia gunnii

    Myoporum insulare

    Nitraria billardierei

    Oleria oxillaris

    Pelargonium australae

    Scaevola crassifolia

    Senecio lautus

    Spinifex cericeus

    Threlkeldia diffusa

    The following are representative photos showing the narrow dunes, the vegetation and how little dune was left after major storms and there has been significant loss in other storms.

    Request to Coast Park Project Reference Group Members for Input

    CEPG is interested in Coast Park Reference Group Members thoughts on the Subsections discussed last week.

    If we as a Reference Group present one plan with effectively one choice then we are very likely to have this supported by the Community and Council. Throughout our deliberations we have all agreed that we are the best group to advise on decisions for the Coast Park in this area.

    While there will be  concerns no matter what we recommend, if we strongly recommend  one choice we can likely prevail upon Council to put significant resources into it

    Grange-Tennyson  SubSection

    There is a lot of support for  a compact surface-natural surface path and revegetation together with a Seaview Rd conversion with connections between foreshore and Seaview Rd  at Terminus, Forte and Hallam, and beach access here .

    We are seeking further support to emphasise that we as CPPRG require significant financial allocation to revegetation and dune development in this subsection and a major commitment to re-engineer Seaview Rd for all users.

    Tennyson North Subsection from  Hallam to Moredun  

    There has been a lot of concern about a Boardwalk, which was rejected by some groups.

    A proposal for discussion is that the dunes here be totally restored and revegetated in this Subsection  from Hallam St  up to Moredun St , “foreign vegetation” etc  to be removed , dunes restored and so to create a natural  coastal environment.

    Regarding a path, the Consultants originally flagged this as a narrow , and in some places unstable dune system threatened by storms and recent massive dune loss up to near properties , and therefore to narrow for a path . Given these narrow dunes and significant dune  vegetation already in place,  there were suggestions from non CEPG community and other representatives  at last weeks Meeting  that we consider diverting  onto Seaview Rd in this Subsection from Hallam St to Moredun  St, at both ends of which  there would be beach access and cyclist  facilities, viewing areas etc .

    If the above was supported and proposed as a solution, this would  argue very strongly for the need for significant expenditure  by Council for the  conversion of Seaview Rd to either  

    1.  a multi user roadway for pedestrians, cyclists and very slow cars,

    or

    2.   a well developed shared use path, both in Tennyson North and in Grange-Tennyson Subsections, alternatives strongly supported at last weeks Reference Group meeting

    We are canvassing thoughts and support from Reference Group members .

    These is a list of current or recent plant species in the Tennyson North Subsection, often in large formations

    Acacia longifolia

    Adriana klotzchii

    Alyxia buxifolia

    Atriplex cineria

    Austrodanthonia sp

    Cakelia maritima

    Carpobrotis rossii

    Clematis microphylla

    Dianella brevicularis

    Disphyma crassifolium

    Enchylaena tormentosa

    Isolepis nodosa

    Kennedia prostrata

    Kunzea pomifera

    Lepidospermum gladiatum

    Lotus australis

    Muehlenbeckia gunnii

    Myoporum insulare

    Nitraria billardierei

    Oleria oxillaris

    Pelargonium australae

    Scaevola crassifolia

    Senecio lautus

    Spinifex cericeus

    Threlkeldia diffusa

    The following are representative photos showing the narrow dunes, the vegetation and how little dune was left after major storms and there has been significant loss in other storms.
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  • Open Space Strategy Review

    almost 5 years ago
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    Are you passionate about open space?

    Join us as we update our Open Space Strategy to guide the provision, development and management of open space over the next 10 years & beyond.

    All community and sporting groups, local residents and others with an interest in our Council area are invited to get involved in this consultation opportunity.

    Come along to the open evening on 15 July or the open day on 19 July

    Comment online:

    Are you passionate about open space?

    Join us as we update our Open Space Strategy to guide the provision, development and management of open space over the next 10 years & beyond.

    All community and sporting groups, local residents and others with an interest in our Council area are invited to get involved in this consultation opportunity.

    Come along to the open evening on 15 July or the open day on 19 July

    Comment online:

  • A message from David

    almost 5 years ago
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    I’m just back from a holiday in The Netherlands and France. The pictured timber frame paths run for many kilometers along the beach front in Zeeland in the Southern Netherlands and allow beach access for walkers with strollers etc. My understanding is that they are removed in winter months when the North Sea weather is at its worst.

    Image 1

    Image 2

    Something like this might be a cheap and simple option for the section of Coast Path that will run past the houses which abut the high tide line South of the Tennyson dunes. 

    Regards,

    David


    I’m just back from a holiday in The Netherlands and France. The pictured timber frame paths run for many kilometers along the beach front in Zeeland in the Southern Netherlands and allow beach access for walkers with strollers etc. My understanding is that they are removed in winter months when the North Sea weather is at its worst.

    Image 1

    Image 2

    Something like this might be a cheap and simple option for the section of Coast Path that will run past the houses which abut the high tide line South of the Tennyson dunes. 

    Regards,

    David


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  • A message from Judy

    almost 5 years ago

    Fellow group member would like the following document to be considered by the group. Feel free to comment below this message.


    Dear Valli

    Can you please post on Coast Park Web Page for discussion by CPPRG members

    Thanks Judy




    Fellow group member would like the following document to be considered by the group. Feel free to comment below this message.


    Dear Valli

    Can you please post on Coast Park Web Page for discussion by CPPRG members

    Thanks Judy




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  • A message from Val

    about 5 years ago

    Fellow Group member Val Wales recently received a letter from Professor Chris Daniels that she would like to share with you all.

    You can view the letter here.


    Fellow Group member Val Wales recently received a letter from Professor Chris Daniels that she would like to share with you all.

    You can view the letter here.


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