Shellfish reef confirmed for O’Sullivan Beach

Published on 10 September 2021

A view of the blue water and boat ramp at O'Sullivan Beach.

The marine environment off the coast of Adelaide’s southern suburbs will get a significant boost and there will be more local tourism and recreational opportunities, with O’Sullivan Beach confirmed as the location for Adelaide’s second metropolitan shellfish reef.

Construction of the five-hectare native shellfish reef will be about 500 metres off O’Sullivan Beach, and is expected to begin in late 2021.

The Onkaparinga shellfish reef restoration project is a partnership between the state and federal governments, The Nature Conservancy Australia and the City of Onkaparinga.

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