Coast Park Plan 2019

Coast Park Trail overlooking Port Noarlunga

Since 2003 the City of Onkaparinga has been working in close partnership with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to deliver the State Government’s Coast Park vision for Greater Adelaide to develop a coastal linear park including a 70km shared use path from North Haven to Sellicks Beach.

To date 17.8km of Coast Park, including the shared use trail have been completed. Key achievements include the Christies Beach, Port Noarlunga South and Port Willunga South segments and significant coastal node redevelopments including Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club and foreshore plaza, Port Noarlunga foreshore and Moana.

The Coast Park Plan 2019 provides an update on the status of delivery of Coast Park and a forward plan for future stages.

On 4 June 2019 Council approved the Coast Park Plan 2019 including a number of priority segments including design and construction of O’Sullivan Beach and Seaford Esplanade segments and concept planning for Port Willunga North, Ochre Point and Maslin Foreshore segments.

Council also resolved to approve investigation of opportunities to improve access along the Aldinga Beach to Sellicks Coast Park segment (currently identified as an on-beach section) if triggered by a substantial change to funding, need to significantly upgrade the Lower Esplanade road infrastructure and/or need to deliver infrastructure to improve sustainable management of the adjacent dune system.

The on-beach section between Aldinga Beach boat ramp and Lurline Boulevard, Sellicks Beach is an informal link along the beach. As with other beach activities, access is limited for people with a disability and is subject to terrain, weather and tidal fluctuations.