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Coastal Management

Coastal Management

Wattle Range Council is renowned for its spectacular coastline incorporating the seaside towns of Southend and Beachport, a large portion of the Canunda National Park and Lake George.  Council’s role in coastal management includes advocacy for government investment in coastal issues, development planning, maintaining roads and infrastructure, supporting the local economy and retaining community and social values.    Council is a land manager in this coastal area, as well as having a role in enforcing legislation affecting the coast.

Southend Coastal Adaption Study

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 is working with the Southend community to develop 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.

There are a series of information sheets about the project:

Information Sheet 1 - Project Information(1555 kb)

Information Sheet 2 - Coastal Hazards(183 kb)

Information Sheet 3 - Erosion Mapping(226 kb)

Information Sheet 4 - Inundation Mapping(1166 kb)

For more information on the project, please contact Lauren Oxlade, Manager Environmental Services on (08) 8733 0901 or email lao@wattlerange.sa.gov.au

Rivoli Bay & Lake George Studies

With the support of the Coast Protection Board, Council engaged a consultant to prepare a report on management options for Rivoli Bay and Lake George.  Council adopted these reports on 10 November 2015.

The reports can be found here*:

Lake George Study(3039 kb)

Rivoli Bay Report(10167 kb)

Lake George Appendix 1(624 kb)

Rivoli Bay Combined Appendices(10053 kb)

Lake George Appendix 2(683 kb)                    


 *Please note the large file size.  Copies of the report can also be viewed at Council’s Engineering Services office at 7b Davenport Millicent or purchased by arrangement.



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