Yorke Peninsula Council has received more than $55,000 in funding through the state government’s 2023-24 Coast Protection Grants Program.
Council has received $43,000 for foreshore modelling at Black Point and $13,000 for planning and investigation work at Port Victoria and Port Vincent. Council will explore options for a new revetment design for the Port Victoria public toilets and a design for a seawall upgrade at Port Vincent foreshore.
The foreshore modelling project has been initiated by the Black Point Progress Association and will be the first step in developing a long-term strategy to understand and mitigate risks in the future caused by coastal erosion to about 150 beach houses.
“Council uses its Strategic Coastal Risk Study Database to determine priority pathways forward, as it gives a holistic view of all competing coastal management issues in the area,” Operations Manager Ian Yarrow said.
“Council is progressing through initiatives identified in the database and the projects at Port Vincent and Port Victoria are of a high priority.
“The designs and assessments will allow for construction at a later date subject to approved funding.”