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Funding to help protect SA’s coastline


Eleven councils across South Australia have been granted a total of $2.2 million this year to help protect and conserve the state’s coastline, including from the impacts of climate change.

South Australia already has a number of policies and systems in place for coastal management, as climate change impacts such sea level rise and coastal erosion will continue to be a challenge to our state.

To help mitigate these changes, the Coast Protection Board’s annual grants program has funded $328,000 to regional and metropolitan councils including:

  • $60,000 to the City of Port Augusta for construction of a section of levee bank to deliver Port Augusta’s sea flood protection strategy.
  • $60,000 to the City of Port Adelaide for construction of a section of levee bank at Birkenhead to provide sea flood protection at Port Adelaide.
  • $58,000 to the District Council of Mount Remarkable for upgrading of a levee at Port Germein that was damaged by storms in 2016.
  • $50,000 to the City of Onkaparinga for a cliff stabilisation study at Aldinga Beach.
  • $30,000 to the City of Victor Harbor for erosion control works at Encounter Bay.
  • $20,000 to the City of Whyalla for beach replenishment to maintain storm erosion buffers and beach amenity.
  • $20,000 to the Robe District Council for replenishment of Town Beach to maintain erosion protection for the town.
  • $15,000 to the Wattle Range District Council for a coastal erosion study at Post Office Rock, Beachport.
  • $15,000 to the Yorke Peninsula Council for detailed design of flood protection works at Port Clinton.

Coast Protection Board Presiding Member Allan Holmes said the partnership with local councils is highly valued and the grants provide a substantial contribution to important coastal protection works.

Image Caption: Funding from the Coast Protection Board’s annual grants program will help beautify, restore and protect the beautiful parts of our state.

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