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Consultation has concluded. Thanks for your contributions.

This stage of consultation concluded in June 2023. 

Please provide your feedback on the Adelaide Beach Management Review Options Shortlist consultation, which is currently open.

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Adelaide’s coast is a much loved and visited part of our city and holds significant community, environmental and economic values. However, these values are at risk from coastal erosion and without active management we will see the build-up of sand in some areas, and the loss of sandy beaches in other areas.

We want your thoughts on how Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches are managed.

What's being decided?

We are seeking feedback on the management of Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches, and how these management approaches can:

  • minimise disruption for all communities, 
  • avoid environmental harm, and 
  • maximise sand staying on beaches.

We'll use your feedback to advise an Independent Advisory Panel and State Government on the community’s opinion in relation to various coastal management approaches, which are also the subject of an independent scientific review.

Background

The Adelaide Beach Management Review (the review) is a 12-month project, facilitated by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and overseen by the Attorney-General. The review involves an independent scientific review of coastal (sand) management approaches to determine the best long-term approach for managing Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches. 

The review has been initiated in accordance with the State Government’s commitment to undertake a review of coastal sand management approaches for Adelaide’s managed metropolitan beaches. The review will explore all approaches for sand management, which will include full community input and transparency of process, and analysis of climate change impact.

In accordance with the State Government’s commitment, the review:

  • aims to assess approaches and identify how to manage sand on Adelaide’s beaches in a way that minimises disruption for communities, avoids environmental harm, and maximises sand staying on beaches. 
  • includes community engagement to ensure a clear understanding of the Adelaide community’s views on sand management approaches and their impact, including trucking and pipelines. 
  • will consider lessons from international examples of sand management of metropolitan beaches and from the most up to date analysis of climate science about future management of Adelaide’s beaches.

The scientific review is being led by Bluecoast Consulting Engineers. Community and stakeholder engagement is being led by URPS. The review is being overseen by an Independent Advisory Panel (IAP).

Get involved

The first stage of the 12-month review involves the assessment of a long list of sand management approaches to identify a short list of technically feasible approaches. The assessment will evaluate the effectiveness and practicality of the approaches on the longlist to filter out the least feasible approaches. The assessment will also be informed by what outcomes and values are important to the community about how sand on beaches could be managed.

The review wants to ensure that all approaches for sand management are assessed. As such the review is also asking the community if there are any other approaches not on the long list that should be added so that they can be included in the shortlisting process.

Find out more:

Have your say by:

You are also invited to email a written submission to mail@urps.com.au marked Adelaide Beach Management Review. 


What are the next steps?

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

The consultation report will be used by Bluecoast to undertake an independent high-level technical feasibility assessment to shortlist the sand management approaches.

The results of the shortlisting assessment will be shared with community and we will seek feedback on the shortlisted sand management approaches later this year.

This stage of consultation concluded in June 2023. 

Please provide your feedback on the Adelaide Beach Management Review Options Shortlist consultation, which is currently open.

_______________________________________________________________________________

Adelaide’s coast is a much loved and visited part of our city and holds significant community, environmental and economic values. However, these values are at risk from coastal erosion and without active management we will see the build-up of sand in some areas, and the loss of sandy beaches in other areas.

We want your thoughts on how Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches are managed.

What's being decided?

We are seeking feedback on the management of Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches, and how these management approaches can:

  • minimise disruption for all communities, 
  • avoid environmental harm, and 
  • maximise sand staying on beaches.

We'll use your feedback to advise an Independent Advisory Panel and State Government on the community’s opinion in relation to various coastal management approaches, which are also the subject of an independent scientific review.

Background

The Adelaide Beach Management Review (the review) is a 12-month project, facilitated by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) and overseen by the Attorney-General. The review involves an independent scientific review of coastal (sand) management approaches to determine the best long-term approach for managing Adelaide’s metropolitan beaches. 

The review has been initiated in accordance with the State Government’s commitment to undertake a review of coastal sand management approaches for Adelaide’s managed metropolitan beaches. The review will explore all approaches for sand management, which will include full community input and transparency of process, and analysis of climate change impact.

In accordance with the State Government’s commitment, the review:

  • aims to assess approaches and identify how to manage sand on Adelaide’s beaches in a way that minimises disruption for communities, avoids environmental harm, and maximises sand staying on beaches. 
  • includes community engagement to ensure a clear understanding of the Adelaide community’s views on sand management approaches and their impact, including trucking and pipelines. 
  • will consider lessons from international examples of sand management of metropolitan beaches and from the most up to date analysis of climate science about future management of Adelaide’s beaches.

The scientific review is being led by Bluecoast Consulting Engineers. Community and stakeholder engagement is being led by URPS. The review is being overseen by an Independent Advisory Panel (IAP).

Get involved

The first stage of the 12-month review involves the assessment of a long list of sand management approaches to identify a short list of technically feasible approaches. The assessment will evaluate the effectiveness and practicality of the approaches on the longlist to filter out the least feasible approaches. The assessment will also be informed by what outcomes and values are important to the community about how sand on beaches could be managed.

The review wants to ensure that all approaches for sand management are assessed. As such the review is also asking the community if there are any other approaches not on the long list that should be added so that they can be included in the shortlisting process.

Find out more:

Have your say by:

You are also invited to email a written submission to mail@urps.com.au marked Adelaide Beach Management Review. 


What are the next steps?

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

The consultation report will be used by Bluecoast to undertake an independent high-level technical feasibility assessment to shortlist the sand management approaches.

The results of the shortlisting assessment will be shared with community and we will seek feedback on the shortlisted sand management approaches later this year.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    This survey seeks your input to assist with an initial review of sand management approaches for Adelaide’s beaches. It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete.  You will need to be registered with YourSAy to complete the survey. 

    Adelaide’s coast is a much loved and visited part of our city and holds significant community, environmental and economic value. However, the coast is at risk from erosion and without active management we will see the loss of sandy beaches in some areas and the continued build-up of sand in other areas. 

    In areas where sand loss is the greatest, unless active management continues then the extent of erosion would result in collapse of infrastructure, shared-use paths, roads, buildings and public areas.

    The Adelaide Beach Management Review involves independent scientific review supported by community engagement to identify sand management approaches that are feasible and best meet environmental needs while acknowledging community expectations.

    The first stage of the 12-month review involves the assessment of a list of sand management approaches to identify a short list of technically feasible approaches.

    This survey seeks to find out what is important to the community when considering how sand could be managed on Adelaide’s beaches. The community input received will help us assess a variety of sand management approaches.

    It also provides the opportunity for community members to suggest approaches that can be assessed in this initial stage. The resulting shortlist will be released for further consultation later this year.



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