January 29 update
At a meeting of HFB Council on 29 Jan they agreed to undertake a review of the endorsed master plan following feedback from the community ( our MAY forum in particular) and further liaison with the local Kaurna Elders. This is a significant event for those who have been following this long saga, and one that we can feel proud of in terms of our persistence and respectful challenge of some critical aspects of the previous MP. We will keep you posted as the details unfold.
Dec 18 Update
There was a recent legal challenge on the original approval for the coast path by a senior Kaurna Elder which prevented any further works on the the master plan over the last 5-6 months. As a result the momentum achieved following our Public Forum in May has been on hold. This matter has now been resolved and we have written to council on the communities behalf to encourage re-commencement of activities towards completion of the coast path reinstatement works and progress on the master plan. Here is the reply
The response included some key positive outcomes:
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