Treasuring our Coast Workshop

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'Treasuring our Coast' workshop series

As part of our commitment to our coast, the City of Marion is holding a series of workshops themed ‘Treasuring our Coast’. Aimed at increasing awareness of coastal issues, the workshops engage the community and encourage their active involvement.

The workshops recognise that while council values and is committed to the coast, it is not solely responsible for it. They support collaboration between government and council partners, as well as with community and between community groups. The workshops also assist council to identify priorities for future work, identify trends and seek ideas and priorities of participants.

Each workshop is held in a family friendly and relaxed environment.

Coastal Workshop #1: outcomes

Coastal Workshop 1 Report image The first workshop was held on 11 April at the Marion Cultural Centre. It saw over 50 people attend and share their coastal visions. It focussed on what people currently enjoyed about the coast, and what they wanted to see happen over the next 30 years.

People visioned …

  • "Community driven, collaborative action to preserve and improve the coast"
  • "A safe and accessible coast that is shared through education and tourism"
  • "Where funding opportunities are equitable and capitalised on, and accountability is clear"

Four ‘vision themes’ emerged from the workshop:

  • Preserving our coast
  • Sharing our coast
  • Accessing our coast
  • Managing our coast

These themes will be considered further in the next workshop.

Details of workshop outcomes are available in the Report on the First Coastal Workshop(2640 kb). Outcomes will be used to inform numerous council plans, outlined in the report.


Workshop participants on coastal walkCoastal Workshop #2: recent event

The second workshop was held on Saturday, 4 August at the Boat Shed Café, Hallett Cove. More than 80 people attended this workshop, including community members and groups, children, State Government and council staff.

The workshop focussed on participant's values and visions that specifically related to Heron Way Reserve, and provided an overview of results from the Hallett Cove Coastal Management Study (see below).

For more information on the workshop, visit the Coastal Workshop #2 event listing.

Information about the workshop outcomes will be available over the coming months.