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Plans approved for a missing Coast Park link

7 August 2021

A 70km trail showcasing Adelaide's stunning coastline is one step closer to completion, with plans approved for one of the key missing links. 

Designs for the 1.3km stretch of the Coast Park between Semaphore Park and West Lakes Shore have been signed off by Minister for Planning and Local Government Vickie Chapman, with construction expected to begin early next year.

"This is another key stretch of what will become a continuous path from North Haven to Sellicks Beach," Minister Chapman said.

"It will be a track walkers, cyclists and joggers can use, encouraging people to explore the city's beautiful coastal areas.

"The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to delivering this project and has put more than $3.25 million towards it.

"These approved designs will kick off Stage One, with a possible Stage Two to open for consultation shortly," she said.

Careful consideration has been given to the final design, taking into account community feedback received during the consultation process. 

Considerable effort has been made to mitigate potential impacts on the dune system, native vegetation and fauna habitat, as well as local residents.

"It was pleasing to see overwhelming support for our plans for this section of the park," Minister Chapman said.

The Department for Infrastructure and Transport will oversee construction of the path, which will run from Third Ave, Sempahore Park to the northern edge of Wara Wayingga-Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve on land established as a Linear Park in 2020.

The Coast Park has been progressively implemented by State Government in partnership with local councils since 1992 and the section between Grange and Semaphore Park is one of the few remaining links to still be completed. 

More detail is on the PlanSA website