The coastline of Southend and Rivoli Bay are important community, natural and economic assets. While storms have always had an impact on local beaches, the coast is increasingly being affected by sand erosion and has the potential for inundation.
Without action, coastal assets, public land and infrastructure near the coast at Southend will experience increased erosion and inundation risk. Recognising the value of the coastline to the community, the Wattle Range Council has initiated the development of the Southend Coastal Adaptation Strategy. The project is supported by the Coast Protection Board and the Local Government Association of South Australia.
The Strategy will outline actions that could be taken to reduce the risk to natural and built coastal assets and infrastructure. This could include protecting what is in place at present or understanding when in the future to move key assets and infrastructure to sites less exposed to erosion and inundation risk. Please find attached an information sheet providing further details about the project. This Strategy will complement the Southend Community Plan that is also being developed.
Council welcomes your input to the project and invites you to attend the first consultation meeting to be held from 6 pm to 7.45 pm on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at the Southend Community Club. A light supper will be provided. Our project consultants will be in attendance at the venue from 5 pm onwards should you have any questions you would like to ask prior to the start of the meeting. Please RSVP to attend this meeting via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (08) 8733 0901. The focus of this first meeting will be on the inundation and erosion maps developed as part of the project.