There have been some concerns from the community about the impact of the State Government Department for Environment and Water’s project to harvest sand from Semaphore and Largs Bay to replenish the significant erosion at West Beach.
The Mayor, Cr Wilkins and senior Council staff met with Department executives last Friday to discuss these concerns, and seek more detail to be made available around the management of community health and safety, the environment and road and property infrastructure.
A report will also be presented at Tuesday’s Council meeting that recommends communicating with the Minister for Environment and Water to convey local community issues, and seek assurance that the project will have the least impact on our local community, the beach and dune environment, private property and roads.
The Department has advised that they will issue updates to individual requests for further information, and provide more detail on their website www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/coasts/managing-adelaides-beaches/faqs. For questions please email DEWCoasts@sa.gov.au or call 8124 4928.