Kingston Park Master Plan
28 June 2019 update - it is with great pleasure that we announce a Joint public forum 18 July 6.30 pm ( details here) Come along to here about the latest news on the 2019 Master plan review, which is in a large part in response to our Public Forum last year and includes an update on the car parking strategies. It is also exciting to note that there will be a presentation from a local Kaurna Elder on the Kaurna nation's views on this special place along with details on the repatriation of Aboriginal remains to this sacred site. Something the community has a strong interest in.
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: