South Australians can have their say on shortlisted options for the future management of Adelaide’s metropolitan coastline to combat beach erosion.
The state government launched a comprehensive independent review of long-term sand management options in December last year.
The review’s Independent Advisory Panel has shortlisted three primary options: dredging, a sand pipeline, and maintaining the current arrangement of moving sand along the coast using trucks, as well as delivering quarry sand to beaches battling coastal erosion.
The 12-month scientific review has built upon previous investigations, data and analysis of Adelaide beach management, and explored relevant interstate and overseas examples of coastal management.
In this segment, we hear from Mark Searle, Chair of the Adelaide Beach Management Review Independent Advisory Panel. He is a former chief executive officer of Marion Council and has more than 20 years’ experience as a CEO and senior executive.