Foreshore plan goes ahead

Article image - Foreshore plan goes ahead Yankalilla’s Foreshore Masterplan was designed to generate income. Photo courtesy nEverest Photography.

District Council of Yankalilla has secured $2.1 million from the South Australian Government Open Spaces and Places for People Grant program for the Normanville Foreshore project. 

The funding comes on top of $2,045,450 received in March from the Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program, for improved visitor accommodation at the Council-owned Jetty Caravan Park, to deliver 23 higher quality cabins as a standalone component of the broader masterplan for the Normanville Foreshore.

The new funding will go towards increased green space, a new family nature play area, plaza area and beach interface including jetty mobility access and boardwalk reconfiguration and integration of the new Normanville Surf Life Saving Club and Kiosk building to the public realm. 

Mayor, Glen Rowlands, said, “This is a major win for Council especially
considering the pool of funds in this grant round was $22.3 million and we are to receive $2.1 million, there were 43 councils who applied for funding with only 27 projects across 21 council areas being announced as successful. 

“The funding of $2,100,000 was leveraged with the Council committed contributions towards the Normanville Surf Lifesaving Club and Kiosk rebuild allowing us to bring forward the improvements and integration to the public spaces without committing more ratepayers’ funds. 

“The project makes a significant contribution to community inclusion by improving public access for people of all abilities through direct and indirect mobility access interventions.

“The nature play element is provided as a family-friendly space and provides a destination for the winter period for the community. 

“The new plaza is a key element in providing for better connectivity of the foreshore, providing a transition from the Surf Life Saving Club & Kiosk to the green space and is a meeting place for the community and visitors.

“Receiving the Open Spaces and Places for People grant now brings the secured external funding to a total of $6,800,500 towards the Foreshore Masterplan projects and we eagerly await the results of other funding opportunities we have applied for.”