Proposed Linear Park (Grange to Semaphore Park – Stage 1)

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Consultation Process


Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 11 May to 9 June 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.

We want your feedback on Stage 1 of the proposed Linear Park (Semaphore Park to Grange) and the proposed Coast Park shared-use pathway within it.

What’s being decided?

We are proposing to establish a Linear Park between Semaphore Park and Grange which will aim to create distinct economic, environmental, health and social benefits to the surrounding community. The Linear Park is proposed to be established under the Linear Parks Act 2006. You can read more

Consultation Process


Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 11 May to 9 June 2020. Below is a record of the engagement.

We want your feedback on Stage 1 of the proposed Linear Park (Semaphore Park to Grange) and the proposed Coast Park shared-use pathway within it.

What’s being decided?

We are proposing to establish a Linear Park between Semaphore Park and Grange which will aim to create distinct economic, environmental, health and social benefits to the surrounding community. The Linear Park is proposed to be established under the Linear Parks Act 2006. You can read more about the requirements of the Act in the Background tab.

The project focuses on the 4.8km section of proposed Linear Park or Parks between Semaphore Park to Grange, which you can see on the proposed Linear Park map in the Project visuals tab. As the area is divided by the Wara Wayingga-Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve, a two-stage approach has been adopted for further investigation and consultation.

  • Stage One (‘North’) - The establishment of a Linear Park between Third Avenue, Semaphore Park to the edge of Wara Wayingga-Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve - Current consultation
  • Stage Two (‘South’) - The establishment of a Linear Park or parks between the edge of Wara Wayingga-Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve to Terminus Street, Grange - this section will be released separately for consultation in the future.

The Linear Park within Stage One incorporates a Coast Park shared-use pathway, which seeks to provide a continuous 70km public cycling and walking link along the Adelaide metropolitan coastline to enhance public use and enjoyment of the coast.

Get involved

The following resources are available for you to help you provide your feedback:

To have your say:

Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Linear Park (Semaphore Park to Grange - Stage One)
GPO Box 1533
ADELAIDE SA 5000

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will be considered in the decision on the proposed Linear Park, including the design and alignment of the proposed Coast Park shared-use pathway within it.

What are the next steps?

A summary of the feedback received will be provided on this page and the project website after the consultation period ends, following a detailed review period.

Stage two of the consultation on the proposed Linear Park or Parks (Grange to Semaphore Park – Stage 2: ‘South’) will occur later in the year.

Contact details

Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 9 June 2020


Background


Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 11 May to 9 June 2020. Find out more about the consultation process. Below is a record of the engagement.

This project is being undertaken by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (on behalf of the Minister for Planning).

We are proposing to establish a Linear Park between Semaphore Park to Grange under the Linear Parks Act 2006.

The objectives of this Act are to:

  1. establish, maintain and preserve linear parks as world-class assets to be used and enjoyed as public parks for the benefit of present and future generations;
  2. promote the use and enjoyment of linear parks by the community; and
  3. facilitate the use of linear parks for exercise and outdoor activities.

Coast Park initiative

Coast Park is a State Government initiative to establish a continuous 70km coastal linear park along the metropolitan coastline which aims to:

  • Improve access to enjoy our beautiful coastline;
  • link various coastal features and activity centres through the provision of a shared-use recreation path;
  • provide convenient access for all people wishing to use the coast and ensuring free, safe and convenient access and facilities that are available for all ages and abilities;
  • increase recreation opportunities along the coastline;
  • reinforce the diversity of the coastline; and
  • enhance the existing coastal environment through dune revegetation and erosion control.

Coast Park has been progressively implemented by State Government and local councils since 1992 and the section between Grange and Semaphore Park is one of the few remaining links still to complete.

Consultation has concluded
  • Coast Park shared-use pathway

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    Coast Park is a State Government initiative which aims to establish a continuous 70 km coastal shared use path (for pedestrians and cyclists) along the metropolitan coastline. The aim is to improve community access and enjoyment of our beautiful beaches.

    Coast Park has been progressively implemented by State Government and local councils since 1992 and the section between Grange and Semaphore Park is one of the few remaining links still to complete.

    You can view the Coast Park progress in our Project visuals tab.

    Currently, an informal walking track, formed by wear from regular traffic, crosses the cleared land between the dunes and seafront properties. As this area is a combination of gravel, sand, dirt and lawn grass, it is only accessible to a narrow range of users.

    Proposed design

    Coast Park seeks to provide a continuous public cycling and walking link along the Adelaide metropolitan coastline to enhance public use and enjoyment of the coast. To meet this objective it must be publically accessible; a shared use path at least three metres wide and constructed of a smooth surface that supports prams, bicycle riders, wheeled toys and wheelchair users.

    The design of this section of Coast Park will be based on the following principles:

    • ensure shared-use path outcomes are achieved;
    • promote the use and enjoyment of linear parks by the community;
    • facilitate the use of linear parks for exercise and outdoor activities
    • provide opportunities for the enhancement of environmental values
    • ensure the best environmental and community outcome will be achieved;
    • provide connectivity to beach access paths and to the local road network and
    • establish, maintain and preserve the area as a world-class asset to be used and enjoyed as a public park for the benefit of present and future generations.

    An investigation was undertaken of the proposed Linear Park area to identify the best location for a Coast Park shared-use pathway. It is proposed that the alignment with the most benefits would be located within the cleared area adjacent the dunes, furthest away from the adjacent houses as possible. This is in terms of:

    • enabling the path to be constructed with minimal impact on the native vegetation and fauna habitat within the dunes;
    • mitigating the risk to exposure of the Coast Park path infrastructure to coastal erosion hazard by maximising the sand buffer;
    • it not resulting in the fragmentation of the dune system;
    • providing clear demarcation of public land from private; and
    • minimising the impacts on residential amenity.

    Delivery of the Coast Park section will be constructed in an environmentally sensitive manner with consideration of the sensitive nature of the dunes. Construction will be in line with relevant EPA guidelines and other state environmental regulations.

  • Project visuals

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    Proposed Linear Park indicative alignment for Coast Park shared-use pathway


    Coast Park Consultation Plan with cross-section



    Coast Park shared-use pathway artistic impressions


    Coast Park shared-use pathway progress map




  • Updates

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    What We Heard Report released

    The What We Heard Report including the feedback received on the proposed Linear Park (Grange to Semaphore Park - Stage 1: North) has been released.