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Coastal Walkway update May 2021

Work to build the 800m Field River section of the Coastal Walkway is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The new boardwalk will connect Grand Central Avenue to River Parade.

When complete, it will complement the local environment and protect nesting areas for the endangered local Hooded Plover birds.

Designs for the rebuild of Grey Road and Kurnabinna Terrace gullies are underway and are expected to be completed by the end of the year, along with tender and procurement of the construction team. Construction is set to begin in December this year with works to be completed in the second half of 2022.

The $4.8 million project is being funded equally between Council and the State Government.

When complete, the boardwalk will deliver on Council’s renewal plans for the Coastal Walkway and support the South Australian Government’s plan to establish a continuous 70km coastal walk from Sellicks Beach to North Haven.

Field River | May Update 2021

  • Construction of the walkway connecting Heron Way Reserve to the Field River mouth is scheduled to commence construction in the coming months.
  • 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 missing link in achieving South Australian Government’s initiative to establish a continuous 70 kilometer 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.
  • Advance work notification letters will be provided to local and affected residents.

Kurnabinna & Grey Gullies | May Update 2021

  • The design for the gullies are progressing well with a considerable amount of preliminary works already completed.
  • The design incorporates feedback from stakeholders, including the protection of the vulnerable hooded plovers.
  • The gullies will follow an Early Contractor Involvement procurement model with the contractor working with the design team to develop the construction methodology and conclude the design.
  • 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.

You can see the October 2020 Community Information flyer here that contains an overview of the concept design.

You can see the November 2020 General Council report here.

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

Background Information

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.

Council temporarily closed 2.5kms of the walkway as a safety precaution in June last year. Council reopened about 2kms of the boardwalk in February following repair work.

Coastal Walkway update May 2021

Work to build the 800m Field River section of the Coastal Walkway is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The new boardwalk will connect Grand Central Avenue to River Parade.

When complete, it will complement the local environment and protect nesting areas for the endangered local Hooded Plover birds.

Designs for the rebuild of Grey Road and Kurnabinna Terrace gullies are underway and are expected to be completed by the end of the year, along with tender and procurement of the construction team. Construction is set to begin in December this year with works to be completed in the second half of 2022.

The $4.8 million project is being funded equally between Council and the State Government.

When complete, the boardwalk will deliver on Council’s renewal plans for the Coastal Walkway and support the South Australian Government’s plan to establish a continuous 70km coastal walk from Sellicks Beach to North Haven.

Field River | May Update 2021

  • Construction of the walkway connecting Heron Way Reserve to the Field River mouth is scheduled to commence construction in the coming months.
  • 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 missing link in achieving South Australian Government’s initiative to establish a continuous 70 kilometer 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.
  • Advance work notification letters will be provided to local and affected residents.

Kurnabinna & Grey Gullies | May Update 2021

  • The design for the gullies are progressing well with a considerable amount of preliminary works already completed.
  • The design incorporates feedback from stakeholders, including the protection of the vulnerable hooded plovers.
  • The gullies will follow an Early Contractor Involvement procurement model with the contractor working with the design team to develop the construction methodology and conclude the design.
  • 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.

You can see the October 2020 Community Information flyer here that contains an overview of the concept design.

You can see the November 2020 General Council report here.

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

Background Information

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.

Council temporarily closed 2.5kms of the walkway as a safety precaution in June last year. Council reopened about 2kms of the boardwalk in February following repair work.

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