Port Lincoln Foreshore Redevelopment

Provide your feedback on the revised concept plans from Thursday, 20 May 2021 to Friday, 11 June 2021

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Project Overview

As one of Council’s award-winning precinct master planning priorities, the $7.24 million Port Lincoln Foreshore Redevelopment project is set to provide a major visitor drawcard, while also providing an iconic recreational, meeting, tourism and events space for our community.

This foreshore project has received significant State Government backing in the past six months, after being awarded $3.62 million in funding through the SA Government’s Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Programme, as well as being recognised as a priority in the Port Lincoln Precincts Master Plan which took out the Planning Minister’s Award for Best Planning Project at the 2020 SA Planning Institute of Australia Awards.

Council leaders have acknowledged the community has mixed views on particular elements of what this development should look like, and the ultimate goal is to find the balance between providing a positive place for everyone to access, while also creating an iconic landscape that help drives our economy, business and employment.

As the project moves ahead in 2021, our Council wants you to stay engaged and involved in its progress. This project page will be regularly updated to keep our community up to speed on project changes, new images, and opportunities to have your say on key elements of the project.

Key features of the foreshore redevelopment concept plans, include:

  • public art and interpretation of First Nations' stories and reconciliation
  • all ages and ability nature and adventure play spaces
  • sports zone including half-court ball sports, bouldering wall and beginner's skate area
  • central foreshore plaza and flexible event space
  • upgraded town jetty catering for charter vessels
  • seasonal jetty cafe
  • fully accessible public realm upgrades and beach access

The revised draft plan was endorsed for consultation by Council on Monday 17 May 2021, and updates to the plan (listed below) were placed on public exhibition from Thursday 20May 2021 to 9am onFriday 11June 2021.

The overarching plan is the culmination of three years of consultation with the community and takes into account the needs of diverse stakeholders, demographics and minorities.

Council has drawn on the ideas and feedback from the community gathered through multiple rounds of consultation throughout 2018-2020 as part of the masterplan project.

The first draft concept plans were developed in a condensed timeframe from November 2020 to January 2021, aiming to advance the project by attracting grant funding from the State and Federal governments following the impacts of COVID-19. This application was successful, and a total of $3.62 million was awarded to Council through the SA Government’s Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Programme for the foreshore project.

Concept plans were released for public consultation from 26 January to 19 February 2021 in order to listen to community opinion, with the main themes summarised in a report presented to Council in March.

Key changes made to the plan following this consultation include:

  • reconfiguration of the car park along the foreshore, whereby only six car parks will be lost (as opposed to 23 as initially proposed);
  • the creation of new accessible parks and safe passenger drop-off zones for children, the elderly and those with mobility and access challenges;
  • more refined images and plans of the precinct features to better demonstrate concepts to community.

Further, Council has listened to community feedback and responded by prioritising plans to open up alternative car parking around the foreshore and CBD. Council has already identified up to 14 additional on and off-street parks in Washington Street, with further discussions taking place between Council and landowners as a result of the recently adopted CBD Access & Car Parking Action Plan to see additional parking opened up in close proximity to Tasman Terrace in the next 12 months.

This project will be an asset for the Port Lincoln community, businesses and visitors as it builds on growing our reputation as beautiful place to live, work and invest, while also continuing to grow our tourism brand as a must-visit destination.

It will significantly improve access to our foreshore area for many who currently find it challenging - including those with mobility issues, the elderly, youth and families with young children. The proposed car parking changes will create a drop-off bay or short-term parking area that will allow these people to safely and easily access our stunning foreshore.

During the consultion period from Monday 20 May 2021 to 9am on Friday 11 June 2021, Council sought community feedback on:

Key elements Council wants to hear community feedback on are:

  • Changes to the car park configuration
  • The proposed sun deck and accessible walkway

The Council team has been listening and adapting this project to suit our community since 2018, and we thank the over 300 community members who participated in our most recent round of consultation.

  • Consultation Closes - 11 June 2021

    The consultation period closes on Friday 11 June 2021, 9am.

  • Community 'drop in' Centre - 31 May - 10 June 2021

    Opportunity to drop in to the former Eyre Travel Office on Tasman Terrace and speak with staff and Elected Members 

  • Consultation Open - 20 May 2021

    The public consultation period runs from Thursday 20 May 2021 to 9am, Friday 11 June 2021

  • Special Council Meeting - 16 June 2021

    Members of the public can make a verbal submission to Council

  • Ordinary Council Meeting - 21 June 2021

    Consultation Report to be presented to Council for consideration

  • Special Council Meeting - 28 June 2021

    Adoption of Foreshore Redevelopment Concept Plans

Have Your Say

Members of the community were invited to have their say on the Foreshore Redevelopment Concept Plans during the public consultation period which ran from Thursday 20 May 2021 to 9am on Friday 11 June 2021.

Verbal submissions

A Special Council Meeting was held in the Port Lincoln Council Chambers on Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 7.30pm for members of the community to present a verbal submission to Council (prior registration was required) on the Foreshore Redevelopment Concept Plans.  One verbal submission was made to Council. 

Council decision

At the Council meeting held on Monday 21 June 2021, Council received the Foreshore Redevelopment Consultation Report.

At the Special Council Meeting held on Monday 28 June 2021, Council adopted the Port Lincoln Foreshore Concept Plan.  Refer to the key documents section to view the adopted Concept Plan.  

Any questions on the Port Lincoln Foreshore Project can be directed to Council's Senior Projects Officer, Cathy Baily on 8621 2300 or email cathy.baily@plcc.sa.gov.au.