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Comment sought on draft Southend Adaptation Strategy

27 February 2018

Council is seeking comment from residents and visitors to Southend on the draft Southend Adaptation Strategy.

The draft Strategy has been strongly influenced by the community workshops held late last year.

“Erosion and flooding have the potential to impact on public and private assets in Southend,” Council’s Chief Executive Officer, Ben Gower explained.

“It is likely that there will be impacts on the environment, the local economy and the local community.

“Council is working with the Coast Protection Board and the Local Government Association of SA to develop a plan that will respond to erosion and flooding both in the short term and in the longer term.

“The Strategy includes a number of adaptation pathways that identify triggers for action. Some of these actions are required over the next 5 years, however some actions will not be required until erosion or flooding reaches a trigger point.

“Council will be responsible for implementing some of the actions, such as the repair of beach access stairs, while others, such as repair of the rock revetment at the jetty carpark will be the responsibility of State Government.  The local community can also be involved in on-ground activities such as dune rehabilitation”, Mr Gower said.

Council welcomes feedback on the draft Strategy by 9 am on Monday 26 March 2018 and all comments received will be considered by Council prior to adopting the final Strategy.

Information, including copies of the draft Strategy and submission forms, can be obtained from Council’s offices or downloaded from www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au/haveyoursay



For further information please contact:

Ben Gower, Chief Executive Officer
Email:                       bjg@wattlerange.sa.gov.au
Telephone:               (08) 8733 0900


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