O'Sullivan Beach Coast Park

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CONSTRUCTION HAS COMMENCED

ENGAGEMENT OUTCOMES

Late last year the four-week community engagement process concluded. As part of this process the community were invited to provide feedback on the project which includes 700m of upgraded coastal path, viewing area and seating, interpretive signage, vegetation removal and Mentone Parade carpark modifications. Please see the attached concept plan for reference.

A total of 349 letters were delivered to residents resulting in 356 total web site visits with 136 document downloads of the material from our Your Say website. A total of 17 online surveys were completed and discussions were held with six residents who occupy houses directly adjacent to the Mentone parade project area.

Overall the feedback has been positive, with most respondents looking forward to the project being delivered. Key points raised during the engagement period are summarised below.

  • 1. Shelter and seating
    • Some residents that immediately front onto Mentone Parade raised concerns about the location of the proposed Mentone Parade shelter that will overlook the coast. Residents felt the shelter may increase anti-social behaviour and the shelter could block residents’ views.
    • After further consideration we believe installing the Mentone Parade shelter will still have a positive impact for the users of the Coast Park. We understand through our observations and discussions with adjacent residents that the car park is well used by people parking and enjoying the view. The shelter and picnic table will be of benefit. Further, it is a steep climb from the coast up to the car park and we know that the shelter will be welcomed by people seeking shade.
    • Some respondents requested additional seating in the area and our design team are investigating if additional benches can be installed instead of bollards along Mentone Parade and opportunities for an additional shelter and seating closer to the beach.
  • 2. Rubbish bins & dog bags
    • Several residents advised that the existing rubbish bins are not properly secured and requested a dog bag dispenser be installed along the trail. These matters will be addressed as part of this project.
  • 3. Continuation of other sections
    • Several respondents expressed their anticipation for the completion of the Witton Bluff Base Trail and other remaining sections of Coast Park to be completed in addition to the O’Sullivan Beach Coast Park. The timing of future stages of the Coast Park are contingent upon ongoing state government funding.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction works have started along marine drive and the steep slope up to Mentone Parade. Concrete works for the shared use path will start to be poured beginning the week 22 June. A detour is currently in place to direct path users around the worksite. We anticipate works to be completed in August but this will be weather dependant.

BACKGROUND

The proposed O'Sullivan Beach Coast Park forms part of the State Government's Coast Park vision for Greater Adelaide to develop a coastal linear park including a 70km shared use path from North Haven to Sellicks Beach. Within our council area we have 31km of the Coast park trail we have divided into three sections; Northern, Central and Southern. Seventeen kilometres (17km) has already completed.

To learn more about each section, including timeframes for construction, please click on the Coast Park Plan 2019 document in the document library.

The O’Sullivan Beach Coast Park section will provide a critical link between the completed Christies Beach path section and Port Stanvac. It will connect to the O’Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp and then lead north towards the former Port Stanvac oil refinery site.

Completion of the O’Sullivan Beach Coast Park will effectively create a continuous trail link from the southern boundary of Port Stanvac through to Moana.

Key Features for this section:

  • 700m of upgraded coastal path
  • Viewing area with seating
  • Identified pedestrian crossing points
  • coastal fencing
  • interpretive signage
  • Mentone Parade carpark modifications; footpath, kerb, bollards

View the Concept Design


CONSTRUCTION HAS COMMENCED

ENGAGEMENT OUTCOMES

Late last year the four-week community engagement process concluded. As part of this process the community were invited to provide feedback on the project which includes 700m of upgraded coastal path, viewing area and seating, interpretive signage, vegetation removal and Mentone Parade carpark modifications. Please see the attached concept plan for reference.

A total of 349 letters were delivered to residents resulting in 356 total web site visits with 136 document downloads of the material from our Your Say website. A total of 17 online surveys were completed and discussions were held with six residents who occupy houses directly adjacent to the Mentone parade project area.

Overall the feedback has been positive, with most respondents looking forward to the project being delivered. Key points raised during the engagement period are summarised below.

  • 1. Shelter and seating
    • Some residents that immediately front onto Mentone Parade raised concerns about the location of the proposed Mentone Parade shelter that will overlook the coast. Residents felt the shelter may increase anti-social behaviour and the shelter could block residents’ views.
    • After further consideration we believe installing the Mentone Parade shelter will still have a positive impact for the users of the Coast Park. We understand through our observations and discussions with adjacent residents that the car park is well used by people parking and enjoying the view. The shelter and picnic table will be of benefit. Further, it is a steep climb from the coast up to the car park and we know that the shelter will be welcomed by people seeking shade.
    • Some respondents requested additional seating in the area and our design team are investigating if additional benches can be installed instead of bollards along Mentone Parade and opportunities for an additional shelter and seating closer to the beach.
  • 2. Rubbish bins & dog bags
    • Several residents advised that the existing rubbish bins are not properly secured and requested a dog bag dispenser be installed along the trail. These matters will be addressed as part of this project.
  • 3. Continuation of other sections
    • Several respondents expressed their anticipation for the completion of the Witton Bluff Base Trail and other remaining sections of Coast Park to be completed in addition to the O’Sullivan Beach Coast Park. The timing of future stages of the Coast Park are contingent upon ongoing state government funding.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction works have started along marine drive and the steep slope up to Mentone Parade. Concrete works for the shared use path will start to be poured beginning the week 22 June. A detour is currently in place to direct path users around the worksite. We anticipate works to be completed in August but this will be weather dependant.

BACKGROUND

The proposed O'Sullivan Beach Coast Park forms part of the State Government's Coast Park vision for Greater Adelaide to develop a coastal linear park including a 70km shared use path from North Haven to Sellicks Beach. Within our council area we have 31km of the Coast park trail we have divided into three sections; Northern, Central and Southern. Seventeen kilometres (17km) has already completed.

To learn more about each section, including timeframes for construction, please click on the Coast Park Plan 2019 document in the document library.

The O’Sullivan Beach Coast Park section will provide a critical link between the completed Christies Beach path section and Port Stanvac. It will connect to the O’Sullivan Beach Boat Ramp and then lead north towards the former Port Stanvac oil refinery site.

Completion of the O’Sullivan Beach Coast Park will effectively create a continuous trail link from the southern boundary of Port Stanvac through to Moana.

Key Features for this section:

  • 700m of upgraded coastal path
  • Viewing area with seating
  • Identified pedestrian crossing points
  • coastal fencing
  • interpretive signage
  • Mentone Parade carpark modifications; footpath, kerb, bollards

View the Concept Design