The magnificent Coast Park that runs along Adelaide’s metropolitan coastline is getting ever closer to completion, with the City of Holdfast Bay designating $1 million from their annual budget draft, along with $4.35 million from the State Government, to complete their section of the coastal path and public park.
The 500m Mida Dunes section of the pathway at North Brighton is the final section of pathway and park to complete of Holdfast’s part of the 70km coastal walk. The path is a shared pathway for both pedestrians and cyclists, and will eventually run unbroken from North Haven to Sellicks Beach.
The City of Holdfast has been working with five other councils (Port Adelaide Enfield, Charles Sturt, West Torrens, Marion & Onkaparinga) and the State Government since 1992 to complete this ambitious initiative, with the official Concept Plan released in 2001.
It may seem like a long project (because it super is!), but once finished, the Coast Park will not only provide public access to a massive section of our gorgeous S.A. coastline but breathe new life into residential and commercial areas along the stretch. There’s also the environmental angle too, with the Vegetation Management Project overseeing the reintroduction of native coastal plants to Coast Park’s length.
The project has some way to go still (though the map above is from 2013), and there’s no projected completion date as of yet, but the completed sections are open to the public in some areas, and if you’re really keen, you can follow the Department of SA Planning, Transport & Infrastructure on Facebook.