Henley South Coast Park

This consultation has concluded.

Henley South Coast ParkOn 23 July 2012, Council resolved to further consult with community over three design concepts for the Henley South section of Coast Park between Henley Beach Road and Ozone Street.

Mr Mark Douglas was engaged to run an independant consultation process. He met with many local community members and representatives to discuss and understand the range of views on this project.

A community workshop was held on Tuesday 18 September, 6.30-9pm at Henley Bowling Club.

Evaluation

Community members are now invited to complete the evaluation survey. Help us to consult better.


On Monday 23 July 2012, Council resolved to

Henley South Coast ParkOn 23 July 2012, Council resolved to further consult with community over three design concepts for the Henley South section of Coast Park between Henley Beach Road and Ozone Street.

Mr Mark Douglas was engaged to run an independant consultation process. He met with many local community members and representatives to discuss and understand the range of views on this project.

A community workshop was held on Tuesday 18 September, 6.30-9pm at Henley Bowling Club.

Evaluation

Community members are now invited to complete the evaluation survey. Help us to consult better.


On Monday 23 July 2012, Council resolved to further consult with community over three possible design concepts for the Henley South section of Coast Park between Henley Beach Road and Ozone Street.

Community Workshop

A community workshop is being held on Tuesday 18 September, 6.30-9pm at Henley Bowling Club. Community members are invited to attend. To register for the workshop please contact Jenny on 8408 1510 or via email on jwatson@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

Consultation

Mr Mark Douglas, an experienced facilitator, has been engaged to run the consultation process. He has met with many local community members and representatives to discuss and understand the range of views on this project.

Consultation to date has identified key points of agreement across the community:

  • The Henley South Coast Path is a good idea and is widely supported.
  • Access to the beach is important
  • No reduction of car parking
  • The Esplanade is a gateway to a popular beach
  • Development should not impact number of people visiting the beach
  • Safety of road users and pedestrians should not be compromised as a result of the development
  • The section of coastline is wonderful resource and should be enjoyed by locals and the broader community
  • Seaview Roadfor pedestrian and vehicular traffic safety is a current concern
  • Development within the sand dunes is not supported by the majority
  • Council should not spend money unnecessarily

More Information

The design options are:

  • Two Way Road – coast path on western side
  • One Way Road – coast path on western side
  • In Dunes – in dune or near the sea wall

A deliberative information package has been developed for consideration by community members prior to the community workshop. The package provides information on:

Have your say now!

The online discussions will be open for your feedback until 5pm 18 September.

Written submissions to be mailed to: the Community Engagement Coordinator, City of Charles Sturt, PO Box1, Woodville, SA, 5011.

All submissions and comments must be received by Tuesday 18 September 2012.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    Option 3, 'In Dunes', proposes a raised board walk to sit above the dunes. The board walk would be supported by pylons set into the dunes. As the height of the dunes varies, it is likely that the board walk would be higher than the road at some locations.  

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    Option 3, 'In Dunes', proposes a raised board walk to sit above the dunes. The board walk would be supported by pylons set into the dunes. As the height of the dunes varies, it is likely that the board...

    Option 3, 'In Dunes', proposes a raised board walk to sit above the dunes. The board walk would be supported by pylons set into the dunes. As the height of the dunes varies, it is likely that the board walk would be higher than the road at some locations.  

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    Option 3, 'In Dunes', proposes a raised board walk to sit above the dunes. The board walk would be supported by pylons set into the dunes. As the height of the dunes varies, it is likely that the board walk would be higher than the road at some locations.  

    Disadvantages of this option include the shading of the dune vegetation, and the damage to the dunes during construction (that is likely to include destroying community dune care initiatives). 

    Another disadvantage included higher costs to the Council because the State Government would not support funding the full 50% of all costs associated with this option. 

    Benefits include, no change to existing traffic movement, parking and streetscape.

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    Option 2, the 'One Way Road', will turn the current two way road into a one way road with parking provided on both sides of the carriageway.  It will create wider parking bays and a wider traffic lane. A fence will still be required from Gilmore to Ozone Street. 

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    Option 2, the 'One Way Road', will turn the current two way road into a one way road with parking provided on both sides of the carriageway.  It will create wider parking bays and a wider traffic...

    Option 2, the 'One Way Road', will turn the current two way road into a one way road with parking provided on both sides of the carriageway.  It will create wider parking bays and a wider traffic lane. A fence will still be required from Gilmore to Ozone Street. 

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    Option 2, the 'One Way Road', will turn the current two way road into a one way road with parking provided on both sides of the carriageway.  It will create wider parking bays and a wider traffic lane. A fence will still be required from Gilmore to Ozone Street. 

    Those supporting this option say that a safer, calmer, less congested road will be created, while preserving the number of car parks. 

    The alternative view is that this may result in increased traffic on Seaview andMilitary Road.  Others opposed to this option believe that being able to drive on both sides of the road to enjoy the sea view should be preserved.

    The advocates of this option point to the fact that this is the cheapest option. 

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    Option 1, the 'Two Way Road', preserves the status-quo.  It allows everyone to continue to use the Esplanade as they have in the past.   A fence will be required from Gilmore to Ozone Street. However fitting in all existing uses with a new shared use path has its downsides.  

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    Option 1, the 'Two Way Road', preserves the status-quo.  It allows everyone to continue to use the Esplanade as they have in the past.   A fence will be required from Gilmore to Ozone Street. However fitting in...

    Option 1, the 'Two Way Road', preserves the status-quo.  It allows everyone to continue to use the Esplanade as they have in the past.   A fence will be required from Gilmore to Ozone Street. However fitting in all existing uses with a new shared use path has its downsides.  

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    Option 1, the 'Two Way Road', preserves the status-quo.  It allows everyone to continue to use the Esplanade as they have in the past.   A fence will be required from Gilmore to Ozone Street. However fitting in all existing uses with a new shared use path has its downsides.  

    Some believe that the design will become a highly congested and unsafe coast road.  A road where cars loaded with beach gear and children will jostle for space with those looking for a parking space or just cruising. 

    The alternative opinion is that congestion in this environment is a good thing because traffic is slower and drivers concentrate more in this environment. To some, congested spaces are lively, dynamic and exciting. 

    Option 1, the 'Two Way Road',  requires that the road be made wider by taking 1.8 m from the eastern verge.  This will bring the cars closer to the houses and necessitate replacement of the foot path and street lighting.  Although some of this infrastructure is due for replacement soon, some of it is not, so undertaking this work is seen by some as a waste of money by Council. 

    To counter this argument is the fact that the State Government will pay half of these expenses, so in effect the Council will be saving on these costs that it will have to pay for totally in the next 10 years or so.

    Advocates of this option say that while this is not the cheapest, this option represents the greatest value to the Council because the State Government is contributing to a greater total cost.  Most of the Infrastructure on the east verge will need to be replaced in the next 10 years so having the State government contribute to this at this stage is regarded as a financial bonus.

    Option 1a Two-Way Road with Cantilevered Western Extension

    This option is the same as Option 1 except that an extension of 700mm to 800mm could be added to the path on the western side. This will not interfere with the sand dunes. This will mean that car parking bays could be made slightly wider (to 2.5m) and that the encroachment into the eastern verge could be reduced from 1.8m to 0.8m. 

    The benefits of this option would then be, safer parking and less disturbance of the eastern verge.  The infrastructure will still need to be replaced.  A fence would be required along the whole length of the path in this option.

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