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Coastal Walkway October Update 2021

Marion Council is pleased to reveal detailed designs of a proposed new cable bridge linking Grey Rd and Kurnabinna gullies along the Coastal Walkway.

The addition of the suspended cable bridge provides a number of key benefits to the community including:

  • Significant reduction on the impact to flora and fauna
  • Increased accessibility and user-friendly for all ages
  • A reduced construction timeline
  • Lower ongoing maintenance costs compared to existing structure

The $4.8 million project (also taking in the segment at Field River) is being funded equally between Marion Council and the State Government. The detailed design includes opportunities for new lookouts along the upgraded section. Beach access will be removed at Kurnabinna gully due to ongoing safety concerns about rock falls at the bottom of the staircase. There are also public safety concerns of entrapment on the beach. Alternate access points will continue to be available via a moderate walk in either direction.

Submissions close 19 October 2021

Council is expected to consider the concepts at its meeting on 26 October 2021.

Construction of the gullies section is expected to be complete by December 2022. Council has been committed to fixing the walkway since safety concerns forced the temporary closure of these gullies back in June 2019.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Field River | August Update 2021

  • Construction of the walkway connecting Heron Way Reserve to the Field River mouth has commenced.
  • Construction will include revegetation, new boardwalk and upgrades to existing paths will bind the Coastal Walkway south of the Field River.
  • The new walkway project provides a crucial link in achieving South Australian Government’s initiative to establish a continuous 70 kilometre coastal linear park.
  • The works will complement the existing environment and enhance the biodiversity of the area through revegetation of dunes, protection of the Hooded Plover, and simultaneously ensures convenient access for the community and visitors to enjoy.

Kurnabinna & Grey Gullies | August Update 2021

  • The design for the gullies are progressing with preliminary works already completed.
  • Preliminary works include, Flora & Fauna assessment, Aboriginal Cultural examination, Geo technical investigations, Topographic survey with conceptual alignments.
  • The project will use a mixture of materials, including recycled plastics that aim to complement the natural environment.
  • Construction works for the gullies will commence in December 2021.
  • Council endorsed the Coastal Walkway Concept Design at its meeting of 24 November 2020 and approved to progress to detail design for construction.

We will consider community views where possible in the development of the design for the walkway.

Work will cost $4.8 million. Council is providing $2.4 million, a figure State Government has matched as part of its stimulus package to deal with the impacts of the coronavirus.

Coastal Walkway October Update 2021

Marion Council is pleased to reveal detailed designs of a proposed new cable bridge linking Grey Rd and Kurnabinna gullies along the Coastal Walkway.

The addition of the suspended cable bridge provides a number of key benefits to the community including:

  • Significant reduction on the impact to flora and fauna
  • Increased accessibility and user-friendly for all ages
  • A reduced construction timeline
  • Lower ongoing maintenance costs compared to existing structure

The $4.8 million project (also taking in the segment at Field River) is being funded equally between Marion Council and the State Government. The detailed design includes opportunities for new lookouts along the upgraded section. Beach access will be removed at Kurnabinna gully due to ongoing safety concerns about rock falls at the bottom of the staircase. There are also public safety concerns of entrapment on the beach. Alternate access points will continue to be available via a moderate walk in either direction.

Submissions close 19 October 2021

Council is expected to consider the concepts at its meeting on 26 October 2021.

Construction of the gullies section is expected to be complete by December 2022. Council has been committed to fixing the walkway since safety concerns forced the temporary closure of these gullies back in June 2019.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Field River | August Update 2021

  • Construction of the walkway connecting Heron Way Reserve to the Field River mouth has commenced.
  • Construction will include revegetation, new boardwalk and upgrades to existing paths will bind the Coastal Walkway south of the Field River.
  • The new walkway project provides a crucial link in achieving South Australian Government’s initiative to establish a continuous 70 kilometre coastal linear park.
  • The works will complement the existing environment and enhance the biodiversity of the area through revegetation of dunes, protection of the Hooded Plover, and simultaneously ensures convenient access for the community and visitors to enjoy.

Kurnabinna & Grey Gullies | August Update 2021

  • The design for the gullies are progressing with preliminary works already completed.
  • Preliminary works include, Flora & Fauna assessment, Aboriginal Cultural examination, Geo technical investigations, Topographic survey with conceptual alignments.
  • The project will use a mixture of materials, including recycled plastics that aim to complement the natural environment.
  • Construction works for the gullies will commence in December 2021.
  • Council endorsed the Coastal Walkway Concept Design at its meeting of 24 November 2020 and approved to progress to detail design for construction.

We will consider community views where possible in the development of the design for the walkway.

Work will cost $4.8 million. Council is providing $2.4 million, a figure State Government has matched as part of its stimulus package to deal with the impacts of the coronavirus.

Page last updated: 15 October 2021, 13:34