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Whyalla northern coastline plan underway

News release
22 January 2018

A cuttlefish viewing platform/shelter is complete and a new public amenities facility is underway, as part of the jointly funded Whyalla Northern Coastline Plan to showcase the Region’s nature tourism by the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board and the City of Whyalla.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula District Manager Tim Breuer said it’s great to see the works underway because so many people will benefit from the balanced economic, social and environmental priorities in the plan.

“Nature puts on a underwater show with Giant Cuttlefish aggregating to breed from May through to August each year at Stony Point,” Mr Breuer said.

“Helping to provide snorkelers and divers with the facilities they need to experience this unique aggregation, while safeguarding the population, is important to Natural Resources EP.

“Similarly with the heritage-listed Shingle Ridge System, it’s unquie because the Fitzgerald Bay ridges are the only ones of this kind in Australia. We are keen to see the interpretive signage updated and in place to provide visitors to the area with the latest scientific and cultural information and provide an informative and interesting experience.”

Whyalla City Council Chief Executive Officer Chris Cowley said the partnership between NRM and Council was producing fantastic results for the region and the environment.

“NRM’s commitment to this project has been appreciated and it has been a pleasure for the City of Whyalla to work with NRM on what is a unique and special addition to the Whyalla region,” Mr Cowley said.

“This project fits in perfectly with the Whyalla City Northern Coastline Master Plan and is helped enormously with the NRM funding commitment.

“This master plan is an exciting development for Whyalla and our partnership with NRM is also something special.

“We are very passionate about this master plan for our coastline and we think NRM shares this passion.

“We can only see good things coming from this co-operation between council and the NRM going forward while, as a council, we continue to look after our environment while also putting measures, facilities and information in place that will allow locals and visitors to enjoy this spectacular part of the country.”

For further information call Tim Breuer on 0488 000 481 or visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep/projects-and-partners

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