Coast Park Consultation

Consultation has concluded

Help shape the future of Coast Park

*Consultation is now closed*

Coast Park is a State Government initiative which will extend along the metropolitan coastline from North Haven to Sellicks Beach. The final section of Coast Park to be designed in the City of Charles Sturt is the 4.8km section running from Grange to Semaphore Park. 

With numerous spatial and environmental considerations, the project has experienced high levels of community interest.  The Coast Park Project Reference Group was formed in December 2013 to collaboratively progress the project.

The Coast Park Grange to Semaphore Park Planning Study and Reference Group Feedback Report provides a collective summary of six months of work between the Reference Group, design consultants and Council. They provide detailed information on design precedents and principles, site conditions and constraints the Reference Group’s recommended preferred path alignment and alternate options.

Consultation on the options

We invite community members to comment on this important coastal project. 

Attend one of the Speak Out event at Charles Sturt Civic Centre 72 Woodville Road:

  • Sunday 26 October 2-4.30pm
  • Tuesday 28 October 5-7.30pm

Attend a Coast Park Project Reference Group meeting, meet members and discuss their preferred option:

  • Wednesday 22 October, 6.30-8pm, Charles Sturt Civic Centre
  • RSVPS essential for this meeting - phone 8408 1364. 

For more information contact Valli. Consultation is open 29 September to 7 November 2014.

Help shape the future of Coast Park

*Consultation is now closed*

Coast Park is a State Government initiative which will extend along the metropolitan coastline from North Haven to Sellicks Beach. The final section of Coast Park to be designed in the City of Charles Sturt is the 4.8km section running from Grange to Semaphore Park. 

With numerous spatial and environmental considerations, the project has experienced high levels of community interest.  The Coast Park Project Reference Group was formed in December 2013 to collaboratively progress the project.

The Coast Park Grange to Semaphore Park Planning Study and Reference Group Feedback Report provides a collective summary of six months of work between the Reference Group, design consultants and Council. They provide detailed information on design precedents and principles, site conditions and constraints the Reference Group’s recommended preferred path alignment and alternate options.

Consultation on the options

We invite community members to comment on this important coastal project. 

Attend one of the Speak Out event at Charles Sturt Civic Centre 72 Woodville Road:

  • Sunday 26 October 2-4.30pm
  • Tuesday 28 October 5-7.30pm

Attend a Coast Park Project Reference Group meeting, meet members and discuss their preferred option:

  • Wednesday 22 October, 6.30-8pm, Charles Sturt Civic Centre
  • RSVPS essential for this meeting - phone 8408 1364. 

For more information contact Valli. Consultation is open 29 September to 7 November 2014.

Consultation has concluded
  • 'No Coast Park' discussion forum

    almost 2 years ago

    At the Speak Out consultation event on Sunday 26 October comments were raised on whether ‘no Coast Park’ from Grange to Semaphore Park could be considered by Council. We are interested in hearing your thoughts on this idea.

    Share your views in the following discussion forum:

    What are your thoughts on the option of 'no Coast Park' from Grange to Semaphore Park?

    For some handy tips on using discussion forums go here.

    At the Speak Out consultation event on Sunday 26 October comments were raised on whether ‘no Coast Park’ from Grange to Semaphore Park could be considered by Council. We are interested in hearing your thoughts on this idea.

    Share your views in the following discussion forum:

    What are your thoughts on the option of 'no Coast Park' from Grange to Semaphore Park?

    For some handy tips on using discussion forums go here.

  • Discussion forum

    almost 2 years ago
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    Interested in hearing fellow community members thoughts on the design options?  Then check out the current discussion forum comments on the Coast Park Consultation project. You might even like to join in!

    If you are new to online discussion forums then the following notes will help you understand what it is all about.


    Interested in hearing fellow community members thoughts on the design options?  Then check out the current discussion forum comments on the Coast Park Consultation project. You might even like to join in!

    If you are new to online discussion forums then the following notes will help you understand what it is all about.


  • Previous consultation

    about 2 years ago
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    Due to the high level of complexity that the Coast Park, Grange to Semaphore Park, project a comprehensive series of engagement stages were delivered by Council in 2013. Following is an overview of the engagement results. Detailed information is outlined in the following feedback report.

    Coast Park Consultation - Mid 2013

    Given the diverse range of views expressed through the pre-consultation an involved engagement approach was developed which would provide opportunity for community members to hear each other’s views; consolidate the key issues; identify principles to be used in developing options for the coast park in this area... Continue reading

    Due to the high level of complexity that the Coast Park, Grange to Semaphore Park, project a comprehensive series of engagement stages were delivered by Council in 2013. Following is an overview of the engagement results. Detailed information is outlined in the following feedback report.

    Coast Park Consultation - Mid 2013

    Given the diverse range of views expressed through the pre-consultation an involved engagement approach was developed which would provide opportunity for community members to hear each other’s views; consolidate the key issues; identify principles to be used in developing options for the coast park in this area and identify next steps in the engagement process.

    Objective of the consultation was as follows:

    • Provide community members and groups with the opportunity to share ideas and deliberate on the future of Coast Park Grange to Semaphore Park.
    • Gather community feedback to assist in the development of a set of principles and consultation approaches for the Coast Park project.
    • Gather Feedback on the proposed consultation approach for the Coast Park project
    • Provide opportunities for community members to nominate themselves for the Coast Park Project Reference Group

    A total of 329 community members participated in the Speak Out consultation. A diverse range of concerns were expressed by community members in the consultation. Some key themes raised included:

    • Protect and conserve the unique Tennyson Dunes. Upgrade the existing paths
    • Concerns over possible cyclist/children/dog collisions on shared use path
    • Path in grassed corridors could cause security problems for residents and impact local communities
    • Military Road Coast Path – submissions were received that were supportive and against this proposal
    • Disabled access to Tennyson Dunes – submissions were received that were supportive and against this proposal
    • Maintenance issues associated with coastal pathway - sand on path dangerous for cyclists
    • No coast path - leave the coast as it is
    • Concern about local residents opposing the project
    • Purchased property because of ‘exclusive beachfront’. Don’t want to lose it
    • Concern that property values might go down because of Coast Park
    • Listen to community views on the project
    • A Reference Group should be established
    • Consider ‘place-making’ approach to aspects of the project
    • Council should ensure completion of the Coast Park project
    • Council maintain control of the project and long-term local management of the Coast Park 

    Coast Park Pre-Engagement Results - Early 2013

    A series of pre-consultation meetings were held with key stakeholders and individuals interested and associated with the Grange to Semaphore Park section of Coast Park from mid-February to early April 2013. The purpose of the meetings was to:

    • Develop early understanding of community sentiment and a range of concerns and aspirations for the Coast Park project
    • Gather information from groups as to how they would like to be engaged in the project

    A total of 81 people participated in the pre-consultation. People provided feedback via meetings with the Community Engagement Coordinator, phone conversations and email.

    Overview of Themes Raised in Pre-Consultation:

    • Frustration about lack of clarity with the future of this section
    • Just say no – hand it back to State Govt.
    • Just get on with it – stop wasting time
    • Tennyson Dunes is a site of significant biological heritage and should be protected
    • Significant flora and fauna within Tennyson Dunes
    • Coast Park is an opportunity to show off and enhance Tennyson Dunes
    • Current Tennyson Dunes footpath and lookout require maintenance and improvements
    • Social problems in Tennyson Dunes
    • Shared use path safety concerns
    • Road bike lane safety concerns