Share your thoughts on the proposed revocation of land surrounding the Aldinga Washpool.

The Aldin­ga Wash­pool is one of Adelaide’s last remain­ing coastal fresh­wa­ter and estu­ar­ine lagoon systems. It is a well-known habi­tat for a wide range of native species, particularly birds and swamp plants, many of which have sig­nif­i­cant con­ser­va­tion value.

Council recently approved the commencement of a revocation of community land classification for Council land at Loongana Road, Aldinga Beach and Button Road, Sellicks Beach for transfer to the Minister for Climate, Environment and Water (CEW) for Stage 2 proclamation under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 (NPWS) as an addition to the Aldinga Conservation Park.

The proposed transfer of ownership from the Council to the Minister CEW for this public land will consolidate the land tenure of the Washpool, enable an additional proclamation as Conservation Park under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972 and ensure effective management of this wetland system.

The proposed land parcels are shown outlined in red on the location map and are identified as follows:

  • Allotment 116 - classified as 'Drainage Reserve' is approximately 1.52 hectares (Loongana Road, Aldinga Beach)
  • Allotment 11 - classified as 'Cultural Significant Areas, Aboriginal Heritage' is approximately 5.171 hectares (Button Road, Sellicks Beach)

If approved, the boundaries of the Conservation Park will increase in size to include these two parcels of land with park regulations governing public access and allowable activities.

Have your say

Consultation closed on 1 September 2023.

We're now reviewing feedback and will share the outcomes with you.