Kingston Park Master Plan
31 July - 2 August
Kaurna Nation in partnership with the City of Holdfast Bay three day Repatriation Ceremony at the Kingston Park Coastal Reserve to lay 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. Parts of this event are open to the whole community. This is a great opportunity to join together on this significant event More information here.
18 July Joint public forum -6.30 pm
A very successful Holdfast Bay Council/5049 Coastal Community Forum , Brighton Sailing Club, Thursday 18th July.
Attended by approximately 90 local residents, we witnessed a short but emotional and entertaining presentation by Kaurna Elder Jeffery Newchurch , followed by an articulate presentation by Pamela Jackson, acting General Manager,Business Services Holdfast Bay Council, advising the Kingston Park Masterplan is to be reviewed, possible Cafe sites are being evaluated, the reason the overflow carpark has been closed and the associated parking problems. She also announced on behalf of the Kaurna people and the Holdfast Bay Council, that Kaurna remains have been repatriated from the British Museum and have received Govt permission to be re interred in a selected area , close to the Tjilbruke Spring . Further details will be forthcoming, with the Kaurna representatives extending invitations to the local community to attend the ceremony which is expected to be held on Thursday 1 August.
An interesting Q & A session followed Pam’s presentation, with a variety of questions & comments from the audience.
Both the Community & the Council gained from the event, the community receiving first hand information, & the Council representatives delighted that the community demonstrated it wish to be engaged with their Council.
5 June 2019 update - New temporary Café for Kingston Park Reserve
After 5 years dedicated to serving our community, Coffee N Cookies the current temporary café at Kingston Park Reserve is moving on.
Following the recent tender process for a temporary catering service at Kingston Park, Council received four submissions. Council selected an operator Ocean Food Truck, who they believe will deliver all required outcomes for the community. The selection was based on:
It is anticipated that Ocean Food Truck will commence on site in early to mid July 2019 for an initial period of twelve months.
In making the selection Council acknowledged the relationship that many residents have with the current operator Coffee n Cookies (Dave Easson) and Council took into consideration the feedback received from the 5049 Coastal Community and the needs of the local community in making this decision.
Council have assured us that this will not be a drive in drive out service and will be permanently located on the current café site. Please make them welcome.
A Huge thankyou to Dave Easson and his team for their dedicated service to our community providing a yearlong haven for many of the locals and visitors. Please drop in and thank them and wish them well.
We hope that a decision on a permanent solution will be forthcoming in the next 12 months as Council review options during the master plan review process.
May 2019 update
Our regular City of Holdfast Bay Liaison Group that meets regularly 6 times a year has been refreshed, with a new structure and terms of reference to enable more productive collaboration on matters of local interest. The Group comprises Association Committee members, Seacliff Ward Councillors and senior Council Managers. At these meetings local hot topics and longer term strategies are discussed, positions made clear and actions agreed upon.
The main focus of discussions centred on:
For updates on the Coast Path click here
January 2019 update
At a meeting in January of the City of Holdfast Bay, the Council agreed to undertake a review of the endorsed master plan following feedback from the community (our May 2018 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 Master Plan. We will keep you posted as the details unfold.
December 2018 update
A legal challenge to the original approval for the coast path has delayed further works on the plan since the May forum. Read more here.
May 2018 Completion of the Path
We were all pleased to see the completion of the Coastal path at the end of May 2018. Read our article here.
May 2018 Public Forum
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. The forum was well attended. Read the full report here.
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 (formerly the 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.
As background information please access the following information: