Kingston Park Master Plan & Coastal Path
Coastal Path Works
We are all pleased to see the completion of the Coastal path at the end of May 2018. Overall the path has and its features has been well received including the new toilet block "dunny- dune", with its great local photographs. Many users are keen to find out the date on the photographs. The reinstatement of the new Tramway plaque has been well received. There are still some minor items to tidy up including the reinstatement of the impacted landscaped areas and some more planting subject to agreement with the local Kaurna elders. The original surf life saver sculpture has been reinstated.
It is clear that the number of users has increased; a figure of 1000 visitors/week was mentioned! Anecdotally there is more traffic as we all enjoy our winter sun in Kingston Park. The 5049 CC will continue to liaise with Council on the short term solutions for the balance of the reserve whilst the Master Plan is developed.
Well done Holdfast Bay, patience and persistence pays off !!
The following adjustments to the coastal path were incorporated based on our approaches
Vehicular access and parking continues to be a major tension for this site. One that Council are seeking to addresses in the short and long term.
For archive on the 5049 CC coast path and master plan issues click here
Public Forum on Kingston Park Reserve 15 May 2018
Thanks to all who attended our meeting at the BSYC. It was a great night with high energy, participation and support. It was wonderful to see so many people coming along to have their say on local issues.
Nicolle Flint Federal member for Boothby, Cl Amanda Wilson Acting Mayor and Cl Annette Bradshaw Acting Deputy Mayor for City of Holdfast Bay Council were in attendance. We were also pleased to have Council staff ;Pamela Jackson and Rajiv Mouveri to present the update on the Masterplan.
We learnt a lot more about the sensitive and complex issues around the successful delivery of the Kingston Park Foreshore Masterplan. Council have been generous with their time and heard from the community about what their priorities are. We will continue to liaise with Council and advocate for a sensitive and respectful less is more approach. We are hopeful that, given the time lapse since the master plan was approved and the potential changes that will come as a result of the current review of the cultural framework, the community will have an opportunity to comment further on any changes before they are implemented.
Some of the major highlights:
We were particularly interested to hear about:
We are still keen to know more about:
Next Steps for the Association:
The Kingston Park foreshore is a unique and special part of the 5049 community which we all share and enjoy. Its spiritual, cultural and social value is undeniable.
In 2015 the City of Holdfast Bay endorsed the ‘Kingston Park Reserve Masterplan’. Throughout this time the 5049 Coastal Community (former Marino Residents Association) has been campaigning to influence positive outcomes for our community in this area.
Elements of the plan are welcome, however based on local feedback, the Association have highlighted to Council risks associated with the plan; in particular issues with parking, vegetation, the playground and café .
After more than 3 years the City of Holdfast Bay has agreed to present the plan and their delivery program to a public forum on Tuesday 15 May 2018
Have your say and help influence the delivery of improvements to this foreshore reserve.
As background information please access the following information:
We look forward to you ongoing support