Coastal Adaptation Plan

We are delighted to share the news that the City of Onkaparinga's Coastal Adaptation Plan has been approved by Council.

The Coastal Adaptation Plan plan marks an important milestone in our ongoing journey of coastal adaptation, which will continue to unfold over the years, decades and even centuries.

We couldn't have reached this point without your support and involvement. Your contributions have played a vital role in shaping the plan, and we are grateful for your participation.

What a journey it's been!

Between 2017 and 2021 we undertook a comprehensive Coastal Adaptation Study, where we delved into historical analysis, rising sea levels, coastal erosion and hazards, risks to assets, public safety and ecosystems. Based on the study's key findings, we identified various adaption options including planning, engineering, environmental management, and education. In the third phase, we released the draft Coastal Adaptation Plan, which has now been approved.

Throughout each phase, we engaged extensively with the community, where their feedback, input and local knowledge have been invaluable in understanding community priorities and ensuring a comprehensive process.

View the community engagement feedback reports and the adaptation options analysis here:

Thank you again for being part of this journey. Together, we will navigate the challenges and changes that lie ahead for our coastline.

To learn more about the journey, including key findings from the studies, reports, fact sheets and more, visit the City of Onkaparinga webpage here.

Where to now?

We will now move into the implementation phase, delivering the actions within the plan, and using it to guide decision making about how we continue to manage our coastline for decades to come.