Adelaide Beach Management Review Options Shortlist

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Consultation has concluded. Thanks for your contributions.

Let us know your thoughts on the shortlisted options to manage our Adelaide beaches.

What's being decided?

As part of making its recommendation to government, the Adelaide Beach Management Review Independent Advisory Panel is considering several feasible options that have been shortlisted following an independent scientific review. The Panel now wants to hear from the public on these options.

The review includes consideration of:

  1. How to manage sand on Adelaide’s beaches to minimise disruption for all communities, avoid environmental harm and maximise sand staying on beaches.
  2. The Adelaide community’s views on sand management options and on the impact of the current sand management approaches.
  3. Lessons from international and interstate examples of sand management on metropolitan beaches.
  4. What can be learned from the most up to date analysis of climate science about future management of Adelaide’s beaches.

The scientific review has shortlisted several feasible management options for the future management of Adelaide’s metropolitan coastline. The Panel now seeks your feedback on these options prior to making its final recommendation to government.

Background

Adelaide’s beaches have been managed for nearly 50 years with the aim to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure from storms and to provide sandy beaches for our community to enjoy.

This has been done by moving sand from where it builds up to areas that are being eroded. This has involved trucking sand from one point to another, as well as using a sand recycling pipeline. Sand has also been brought in from external sources, including quarries or offshore deposits.

In April 2022 the South Australian Government announced that a comprehensive review of all available sand management options would be undertaken to ensure a long-term solution is found which puts community and the environment at the core.

An independent advisory panel is conducting this review.

Note: In April - June 2023, we undertook Phase 1 consultation with the community on a longer list of sand management options. You can view the results of the Phase 1 consultation below:

Get involved

Find out more:

Have your say by:

  • taking our survey below
  • registering your interest to publicly speak to your survey response or written submission at a meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP)
  • emailing a submission to mail@urps.com.au marked Adelaide Beach Management Review.

What are the next steps?

The Adelaide Beach Management Review Independent Advisory Panel will consider your feedback as part of finalising its advice to government on feasible coastal management options.

URPS will prepare a consultation report that summarises the community input received. The report and written submissions will be provided to the Independent Advisory Panel and made available on the review webpage.

Let us know your thoughts on the shortlisted options to manage our Adelaide beaches.

What's being decided?

As part of making its recommendation to government, the Adelaide Beach Management Review Independent Advisory Panel is considering several feasible options that have been shortlisted following an independent scientific review. The Panel now wants to hear from the public on these options.

The review includes consideration of:

  1. How to manage sand on Adelaide’s beaches to minimise disruption for all communities, avoid environmental harm and maximise sand staying on beaches.
  2. The Adelaide community’s views on sand management options and on the impact of the current sand management approaches.
  3. Lessons from international and interstate examples of sand management on metropolitan beaches.
  4. What can be learned from the most up to date analysis of climate science about future management of Adelaide’s beaches.

The scientific review has shortlisted several feasible management options for the future management of Adelaide’s metropolitan coastline. The Panel now seeks your feedback on these options prior to making its final recommendation to government.

Background

Adelaide’s beaches have been managed for nearly 50 years with the aim to protect homes, businesses and infrastructure from storms and to provide sandy beaches for our community to enjoy.

This has been done by moving sand from where it builds up to areas that are being eroded. This has involved trucking sand from one point to another, as well as using a sand recycling pipeline. Sand has also been brought in from external sources, including quarries or offshore deposits.

In April 2022 the South Australian Government announced that a comprehensive review of all available sand management options would be undertaken to ensure a long-term solution is found which puts community and the environment at the core.

An independent advisory panel is conducting this review.

Note: In April - June 2023, we undertook Phase 1 consultation with the community on a longer list of sand management options. You can view the results of the Phase 1 consultation below:

Get involved

Find out more:

Have your say by:

  • taking our survey below
  • registering your interest to publicly speak to your survey response or written submission at a meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP)
  • emailing a submission to mail@urps.com.au marked Adelaide Beach Management Review.

What are the next steps?

The Adelaide Beach Management Review Independent Advisory Panel will consider your feedback as part of finalising its advice to government on feasible coastal management options.

URPS will prepare a consultation report that summarises the community input received. The report and written submissions will be provided to the Independent Advisory Panel and made available on the review webpage.

Consultation has concluded. Thanks for your contributions.

  • Update

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    The Adelaide Beach Management Review’s Independent Advisory Panel has completed its assessment of sand management options for the metropolitan coastline.

    The panel has provided a summary of recommendations to the Attorney-General.

    The state government will carefully consider the recommendations before making further decisions.

    For further details, visit the Department for Environment and Water website.