Kingston Park Foreshore Reserve

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Project History

The Kingston Park Foreshore has been subject to a number of council led projects since the State Government announced the Coast Park initiative in 2001.

The chronology includes:

  • 2002 - Tjilbruke Dreaming Tracks Project - towards a management framework.
  • 2004 - Kingston Park Urban Design Framework.
  • 2009 - Australian Cultural Heritage Management undertook a Heritage Survey of Kingston Park.
  • 2010 - Kaurna Nations Cultural Heritage Association assembled with council to discuss the significant and future of the site.
  • 2011 - Council engaged consultants (GHD and Hemisphere) to undertake a concept plan for the site.
  • 2015 - Council undertook a Master Plan of the site led by consultants GHD.
  • 2016/17 - the first stage of the Master Plan, the coast park pathway in front of Kingston Coastal reserve was designed and funding was granted from the State Governments Open Space Fund.
  • 2017 - Aboriginal Heritage Act Section 23 consultation process took place in relation to the Coast Park designs.
  • 2017/2018 - Council received additional feedback from Kaurna Elders and members of the local community regarding the concerns with the final masterplan design and desire for a focus on a paired back design with a greater natural and heritage focus.
  • 2018 - Masterplan implementation was placed on hold to prepare a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement.
  • 2019 - Repatriation of the remains of 13 Kaurna Old People, brought back from the Natural History Museum in the UK and South Australian at Kingston Park Coastal Reserve.
  • 2019 - Following further engagement with Kaurna and the local residents, Council agreed that a review of the Master Plan is required to achieve the best outcome for the site and the community.

Project History

The Kingston Park Foreshore has been subject to a number of council led projects since the State Government announced the Coast Park initiative in 2001.

The chronology includes:

  • 2002 - Tjilbruke Dreaming Tracks Project - towards a management framework.
  • 2004 - Kingston Park Urban Design Framework.
  • 2009 - Australian Cultural Heritage Management undertook a Heritage Survey of Kingston Park.
  • 2010 - Kaurna Nations Cultural Heritage Association assembled with council to discuss the significant and future of the site.
  • 2011 - Council engaged consultants (GHD and Hemisphere) to undertake a concept plan for the site.
  • 2015 - Council undertook a Master Plan of the site led by consultants GHD.
  • 2016/17 - the first stage of the Master Plan, the coast park pathway in front of Kingston Coastal reserve was designed and funding was granted from the State Governments Open Space Fund.
  • 2017 - Aboriginal Heritage Act Section 23 consultation process took place in relation to the Coast Park designs.
  • 2017/2018 - Council received additional feedback from Kaurna Elders and members of the local community regarding the concerns with the final masterplan design and desire for a focus on a paired back design with a greater natural and heritage focus.
  • 2018 - Masterplan implementation was placed on hold to prepare a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement.
  • 2019 - Repatriation of the remains of 13 Kaurna Old People, brought back from the Natural History Museum in the UK and South Australian at Kingston Park Coastal Reserve.
  • 2019 - Following further engagement with Kaurna and the local residents, Council agreed that a review of the Master Plan is required to achieve the best outcome for the site and the community.
  • New Fencing to protect Kingston Park Coastal Reserve

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    by ekenchington, 9 months ago

    New fencing will be erected to protect Kingston Park Coastal Reserve and timed parking will be introduced to increase parking space availability.

    Construction of new fencing adjacent to the car park will improve public safety by preventing vehicles from accessing the reserve and adjacent shared-use coastal path.

    It will allow the opportunity to protect and revegetate this section of the reserve, which along with the Tjilbruke Spring, is a registered Aboriginal Heritage site. It is of great cultural importance to the Kaurna people due to its anthropological and archaeological significance.

    Parking is still available in the car park which is...

    New fencing will be erected to protect Kingston Park Coastal Reserve and timed parking will be introduced to increase parking space availability.

    Construction of new fencing adjacent to the car park will improve public safety by preventing vehicles from accessing the reserve and adjacent shared-use coastal path.

    It will allow the opportunity to protect and revegetate this section of the reserve, which along with the Tjilbruke Spring, is a registered Aboriginal Heritage site. It is of great cultural importance to the Kaurna people due to its anthropological and archaeological significance.

    Parking is still available in the car park which is located adjacent to the reserve, next to the caravan park.

    The introduction of 3 hour timed parking at this car park will ensure a better turnover of parking spaces.

    Construction of the new fencing will begin on 16 October 2019.

    Further work will be undertaken by the City of Holdfast Bay over the next 12 months on the Spring and Reserve.


  • Repatriation of Kaurna Old People

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    by ekenchington, 10 months ago

    The City of Holdfast Bay is honoured to have worked with Kaurna Nation on the repatriation of Kaurna old people remains into Kingston Park Foreshore Reserve.

    During a three-day ceremony in August 2019, Kaurna Nation laid to rest several Old Peoples remains which have been returned for reburial to country from the Natural History Museum, United Kingdom and the South Australian Museum.

    Please go to Council's website for More information on this historic event.

    The City of Holdfast Bay is honoured to have worked with Kaurna Nation on the repatriation of Kaurna old people remains into Kingston Park Foreshore Reserve.

    During a three-day ceremony in August 2019, Kaurna Nation laid to rest several Old Peoples remains which have been returned for reburial to country from the Natural History Museum, United Kingdom and the South Australian Museum.

    Please go to Council's website for More information on this historic event.

  • Master Plan Review

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    by ekenchington, 9 months ago

    In 2017, Council sought funding for detailed design for Stages 4 & 6 of the Masterplan (the nature play-space and re-vegetation of the southern end of the reserve) however were unsuccessful on two occasions.

    At the meeting on 13 March 2018 Council resolved to enter into a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement with the Kaurna Nations Cultural Heritage Association (KNCHA) before continuing with the remainder of the implementation of the Master Plan.

    As a result of this process, it was acknowledged that the current Master Plan does not best represent the cultural heritage of the site. Council has resolved to undertake...

    In 2017, Council sought funding for detailed design for Stages 4 & 6 of the Masterplan (the nature play-space and re-vegetation of the southern end of the reserve) however were unsuccessful on two occasions.

    At the meeting on 13 March 2018 Council resolved to enter into a Cultural Heritage Management Agreement with the Kaurna Nations Cultural Heritage Association (KNCHA) before continuing with the remainder of the implementation of the Master Plan.

    As a result of this process, it was acknowledged that the current Master Plan does not best represent the cultural heritage of the site. Council has resolved to undertake a review of the 2015 Master Plan alongside KNCHA in a co-design approach.

  • Coast Park Construction - November 2017

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    by ekenchington, over 2 years ago

    Blubuilt Construction was contracted to construct the Kingston Park Coast park pathway. Construction commenced in November 2017 with completion due by 30 April 2018.

    These works include a 4m wide concrete aggregate pathway, a bridge over the Tjilbruke Spring outlet, viewing decks, fencing, toilet block, landscaping, beach access stairs and accessibility ramp from the Caravan Park.

    Blubuilt Construction was contracted to construct the Kingston Park Coast park pathway. Construction commenced in November 2017 with completion due by 30 April 2018.

    These works include a 4m wide concrete aggregate pathway, a bridge over the Tjilbruke Spring outlet, viewing decks, fencing, toilet block, landscaping, beach access stairs and accessibility ramp from the Caravan Park.

  • Aboriginal Heritage Act - Section 23 Application - November 2016

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    by yv at holdfast, over 2 years ago

    A Section 23 Application was lodged with the Minister of the Aboriginal Heritage Act, to allow construction of Coast Park pathway at Kingston Park.

    Under the Act a Section 23 application is required if construction is likely to damage or disturb Aboriginal artefacts.

    The Minister approved the application on 19 September 2017, with two conditions surrounding discovery protocols.

    A Section 23 Application was lodged with the Minister of the Aboriginal Heritage Act, to allow construction of Coast Park pathway at Kingston Park.

    Under the Act a Section 23 application is required if construction is likely to damage or disturb Aboriginal artefacts.

    The Minister approved the application on 19 September 2017, with two conditions surrounding discovery protocols.

  • Engagement Results

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    by yv at holdfast, over 4 years ago

    The final ‘Kingston Park Foreshore Master Plan’ were prepared based upon the recommended changes outlined in the Council report. Engagement was undertaken online through Yourview and drop-in engagement sessions and meetings with key stakeholders including Traditional Owners, Kaurna representatives (KNCHA) and the Marino Residents Association.

    The engagement results will assist detailed design works for each project stage, which are subject to future funding.

    See results of engagement here

    The final ‘Kingston Park Foreshore Master Plan’ were prepared based upon the recommended changes outlined in the Council report. Engagement was undertaken online through Yourview and drop-in engagement sessions and meetings with key stakeholders including Traditional Owners, Kaurna representatives (KNCHA) and the Marino Residents Association.

    The engagement results will assist detailed design works for each project stage, which are subject to future funding.

    See results of engagement here