Minda Coast Park

What is the project about?

A shared initiative between the South Australian Government and Adelaide’s six coastal councils, the Coast Park is a continuous two-way pedestrian and cyclist trail along the metropolitan Adelaide coastline. When complete, it will stretch from North Haven in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south.

The Minda Coast Park will be 500 metres long and 4 metres wide and is the last section to be built in the City of Holdfast Bay and will link our city from Kingston Park to Glenelg North. This crucial path will link our two Jetty Road Mainstreets in Glenelg and Brighton.

Final Plans

The completed detailed designs including the final surveying and engineering work were endorsed by Council on 10 July 2018.

Construction

Construction started in November 2018 with work to be completed by October 2019.

What is the project about?

A shared initiative between the South Australian Government and Adelaide’s six coastal councils, the Coast Park is a continuous two-way pedestrian and cyclist trail along the metropolitan Adelaide coastline. When complete, it will stretch from North Haven in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south.

The Minda Coast Park will be 500 metres long and 4 metres wide and is the last section to be built in the City of Holdfast Bay and will link our city from Kingston Park to Glenelg North. This crucial path will link our two Jetty Road Mainstreets in Glenelg and Brighton.

Final Plans

The completed detailed designs including the final surveying and engineering work were endorsed by Council on 10 July 2018.

Construction

Construction started in November 2018 with work to be completed by October 2019.

  • Minda Coast Park opens

    30 days ago
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    The new coastal pedestrian and cycling pathway in North Brighton, Minda Coast Park, opened today (20 October) that links the esplanade pathways from Glenelg and Brighton for the very first time.

    The $5.3million project includes a 500-metre long pathway through the Minda Dunes, a multi-use public plaza at Somerton Surf Life Saving Club, along with a large elevated deck and public seating with spectacular views of the sea.

    City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson said the project, which has been under construction for almost a year, now links the council’s two Jetty Road mainstreets in Glenelg and Brighton.

    “Minda...

    The new coastal pedestrian and cycling pathway in North Brighton, Minda Coast Park, opened today (20 October) that links the esplanade pathways from Glenelg and Brighton for the very first time.

    The $5.3million project includes a 500-metre long pathway through the Minda Dunes, a multi-use public plaza at Somerton Surf Life Saving Club, along with a large elevated deck and public seating with spectacular views of the sea.

    City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson said the project, which has been under construction for almost a year, now links the council’s two Jetty Road mainstreets in Glenelg and Brighton.

    “Minda Coast Park will be a hugely popular coastal pathway that will link our community. People can now walk or ride along the coastal path uninterrupted between Glenelg and Brighton for the first time,” said Amanda Wilson.

    “The Minda Dunes is a beautiful and culturally important section of our coastline. A significant aspect of the project has been the protection and revegetation of the remnant dune system including the planting of more than 10,000 native plants.”

    The Minda Coast Park features a new public education zone near the dunes, with a focus on the indigenous environment and natural plantings. There are new seating areas, a picnic shelter, and public art installations.

    Other features of the Minda Coast Park include:
    •A wider beach ramp in front of the Somerton SLSC and new protective rock walling.
    •A central lookout deck providing sweeping views of the coastline.
    •A new plaza area at the southern end at the Gladstone Road carpark, incorporating seating, a viewing area and a shower next to the existing beach access ramp.
    •Safety measures to accommodate multiple users in the shared plaza space, including slowing cyclist speeds and providing access to the surf club and service vehicle access only.

    “The Minda Coast Park is a fantastic way to welcome the community and encourage a real connection with Minda Brighton,” Minda Chief Executive Officer, Dr Clare Allen said.

    “We’ve been so pleased to work with the City of Holdfast Bay in creating something for the whole community, something where inclusion is at its heart.”

    Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing Corey Wingard welcomed the opening of the path in his electorate.

    “This multi-million dollar investment by the Marshall Government is a significant coup for our local community and will encourage people to get out and get active and enjoy the stunning views our coastline has to offer.”

    The project received $4.3 million funding from the State Government's Open Space Grant from the Department of Transport, Planning and Infrastructure and the City of Holdfast Bay committed a further $1 million.

    A joint initiative between the South Australian Government and Adelaide’s six coastal councils, the Coast Park is a continuous two-way pedestrian and cyclist trail along the metropolitan Adelaide coastline. When complete, it will stretch for 70km along the length of Adelaide’s coastline from North Haven in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south.

  • COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

    about 2 months ago
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    Please join us to celebrate the opening of the $5.3m Minda Coast Park, the last remaining section of Coast Park in Holdfast Bay.

    The community event will commence with a Welcome to Country, then enjoy a walk along the path and experience all the fun family activities.

    Sunday 20 October 2019

    12noon - 2pm

    Somerton SLSC Plaza

    cnr Esplanade & Repton Road Somerton Park

    Additional car parking is available on the Minda Grounds, accessed via Jack Fox Drive.

    ...


    Please join us to celebrate the opening of the $5.3m Minda Coast Park, the last remaining section of Coast Park in Holdfast Bay.

    The community event will commence with a Welcome to Country, then enjoy a walk along the path and experience all the fun family activities.

    Sunday 20 October 2019

    12noon - 2pm

    Somerton SLSC Plaza

    cnr Esplanade & Repton Road Somerton Park

    Additional car parking is available on the Minda Grounds, accessed via Jack Fox Drive.


  • Project Update September 2019 - Issue #10

    about 2 months ago
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    Project Progress
    • The northern plaza has had furniture installed and is nearing completion.
    • Pathway fencing and landscaping have started along the pathway and plazas.
    • The public art sculptures have been installed at the Education Zone and at the northern and southern plazas.
    • The Education Zone has mulch delivered and the remaining re-vegetation plantings follow the installation of the pathway fencing.

    Opening Event
    • A opening celebration is planned for Sunday 20 October 2019 from 12noon - 2pm.
    • The event will be a community celebration of the opening of the $5.3m Minda Coast Park, the last...

    Project Progress
    • The northern plaza has had furniture installed and is nearing completion.
    • Pathway fencing and landscaping have started along the pathway and plazas.
    • The public art sculptures have been installed at the Education Zone and at the northern and southern plazas.
    • The Education Zone has mulch delivered and the remaining re-vegetation plantings follow the installation of the pathway fencing.

    Opening Event
    • A opening celebration is planned for Sunday 20 October 2019 from 12noon - 2pm.
    • The event will be a community celebration of the opening of the $5.3m Minda Coast Park, the last remaining section of Coast Park in Holdfast Bay.
    • The event will coincide with the Open Day for Somerton Surf Life Saving Club to kick off their 60th season.
    *Note: public access to the path will occur before the opening event, likely at the end of this month*

  • Project Update August 2019 - Issue #9

    3 months ago
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    Project Progress
    Education Zone: The connecting pathways are complete.
    Northern Plaza: The construction of the rock wall and the concrete on the new beach access ramp is now complete.
    • The precast concrete seating wall adjacent the boardwalk and the seating wall surrounding the Kiosk, including a garden retaining wall, have been completed.
    • Underground preparation of the SLSC plaza is nearing completion including plumbing, electrical conduits and footings.

    Upcoming Work
    •Northern boardwalk decking, path fencing and planting of remaining 4000 plants.

    Project Progress
    Education Zone: The connecting pathways are complete.
    Northern Plaza: The construction of the rock wall and the concrete on the new beach access ramp is now complete.
    • The precast concrete seating wall adjacent the boardwalk and the seating wall surrounding the Kiosk, including a garden retaining wall, have been completed.
    • Underground preparation of the SLSC plaza is nearing completion including plumbing, electrical conduits and footings.

    Upcoming Work
    •Northern boardwalk decking, path fencing and planting of remaining 4000 plants.

  • Project Update July 2019 - Issue #8

    4 months ago
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    Project Progress
    • The southern plaza (Gladstone Road) is nearly completed with the patterned
    concrete complete and conduit for the sculpture lighting visible.
    • The installation of the shelter in the education zone is under-way with the
    roof slat etching by Exhibition Studios starting to reveal the artistic form of a
    Sea Eagle.
    • Work on the northern plaza adjacent the SLSC continues with the rock wall
    nearing completion; earthworks and underground services are underway
    • The footings of the northern boardwalk is complete with substructure, decking
    boards and hand rails to be installed over the coming weeks.

    Project Progress
    • The southern plaza (Gladstone Road) is nearly completed with the patterned
    concrete complete and conduit for the sculpture lighting visible.
    • The installation of the shelter in the education zone is under-way with the
    roof slat etching by Exhibition Studios starting to reveal the artistic form of a
    Sea Eagle.
    • Work on the northern plaza adjacent the SLSC continues with the rock wall
    nearing completion; earthworks and underground services are underway
    • The footings of the northern boardwalk is complete with substructure, decking
    boards and hand rails to be installed over the coming weeks.

  • Project Update June 2019 - Issue #7

    5 months ago
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    Project Progress
    • The sandstone seating blocks have been installed in the Education Zone and
    the footings for the shade structure and furniture have been completed.
    • The southern plaza adjacent to the Gladstone Road car park is nearing
    completion, with concrete preparation and pour recently undertaken.

    Revegetation
    • Re-vegetation of the site will continue, with EBS Restoration and RAW
    Recruitment and Services contracted to plant 10,000 native seedlings in the
    dunes over the coming months.
    • To celebrate World Environment Day on Wednesday 5 June, the newly
    formed Friends of Minda Dunes volunteer group were welcomed to the site...

    Project Progress
    • The sandstone seating blocks have been installed in the Education Zone and
    the footings for the shade structure and furniture have been completed.
    • The southern plaza adjacent to the Gladstone Road car park is nearing
    completion, with concrete preparation and pour recently undertaken.

    Revegetation
    • Re-vegetation of the site will continue, with EBS Restoration and RAW
    Recruitment and Services contracted to plant 10,000 native seedlings in the
    dunes over the coming months.
    • To celebrate World Environment Day on Wednesday 5 June, the newly
    formed Friends of Minda Dunes volunteer group were welcomed to the site to
    plant 200 native seedlings in the Education Zone.


  • World Environment Day - Volunteer Planting

    6 months ago
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    On the morning of Wednesday 5 June 2019, the newly formed ‘Friends of the Minda Dunes’ volunteer group were welcomed to the Minda Coast Park site to plant 200 native seedlings in the Education Zone. This contributes to the 10,000 seedlings that will be planted as part of Minda Coast Park re-vegetation program. For more information see the Biodiversity Action Plan.

    On the morning of Wednesday 5 June 2019, the newly formed ‘Friends of the Minda Dunes’ volunteer group were welcomed to the Minda Coast Park site to plant 200 native seedlings in the Education Zone. This contributes to the 10,000 seedlings that will be planted as part of Minda Coast Park re-vegetation program. For more information see the Biodiversity Action Plan.

  • Project Update May 2019 - Issue #6

    6 months ago
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    Project Progress
    • Construction of the new plaza in front of the Somerton SLSC has started.
    • Rock testing and sorting is underway in preparation for construction of the new sea wall and beach access ramp.
    • Installation of the boardwalks is progressing well with the decking and handrails being installed on the western viewing platform and southern boardwalks.

    Access Changes
    • The car park adjacent the SLSC is now closed and limited beach access continues weekdays 7:30am - 5:30pm.

    Kiosk at Somerton
    • The kiosk has relocated during construction of the SLSC plaza and is now operating at their...

    Project Progress
    • Construction of the new plaza in front of the Somerton SLSC has started.
    • Rock testing and sorting is underway in preparation for construction of the new sea wall and beach access ramp.
    • Installation of the boardwalks is progressing well with the decking and handrails being installed on the western viewing platform and southern boardwalks.

    Access Changes
    • The car park adjacent the SLSC is now closed and limited beach access continues weekdays 7:30am - 5:30pm.

    Kiosk at Somerton
    • The kiosk has relocated during construction of the SLSC plaza and is now operating at their temporary home in John Miller Reserve adjacent the Yacht Club.

  • Project Update April 2019 - Issue #5

    by yv at holdfast, 7 months ago

    The second phase of the Minda Coast Park construction will soon commence, with the construction a new plaza. There will be changes and access restrictions to areas around the Somerton Surf Life Saving Club as follows:

    • The Somerton Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) and Somerton Kiosk will be closed from 26 April - 1 September 2019.
    • The Somerton Kiosk will be temporarily operating from John Miller Reserve – check their social media pages for daily operating times.
    • Temporary fencing will be installed around the SLSC to ensure safety during this stage of the project, which will also...

    The second phase of the Minda Coast Park construction will soon commence, with the construction a new plaza. There will be changes and access restrictions to areas around the Somerton Surf Life Saving Club as follows:

    • The Somerton Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) and Somerton Kiosk will be closed from 26 April - 1 September 2019.
    • The Somerton Kiosk will be temporarily operating from John Miller Reserve – check their social media pages for daily operating times.
    • Temporary fencing will be installed around the SLSC to ensure safety during this stage of the project, which will also involve the permanent closure of the small Repton Road Car Park from 29 April 2019.
    • The beach ramp in front of the SLSC will be closed until 1 September 2019.
    • From 29 April for approximately 6 weeks, pedestrian access will be limited on the area of beach located in front of the SLSC, while construction to strengthen the rock wall takes place.
    • Beach access in this area will be controlled from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5.30pm, for approximately 6 weeks from 29 April.
    • During low tides, pedestrian access along this small stretch of beach will possible, but it will be managed by traffic monitors from the construction team. Pedestrians will be asked for their patience during this period.
    • Subject to the construction program, beach access will be unrestricted outside of the hours listed above.

  • Minda Dunes Environmental Volunteers Wanted

    8 months ago
    As part of the Minda Dunes Biodiversity Action Plan, a dunes volunteer group is being established.
    The City of Holdfast Bay will be coordinating the group. To register your interest, or for more information, please contact: Alex Gaut, Team Leader Environment and Coastal on 8229 9999.

    As part of the Minda Dunes Biodiversity Action Plan, a dunes volunteer group is being established.
    The City of Holdfast Bay will be coordinating the group. To register your interest, or for more information, please contact: Alex Gaut, Team Leader Environment and Coastal on 8229 9999.