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Coast and marine

The coastal zone is one of the Northern and Yorke region's greatest assets. A place of environmental value, the coast also attracts people for recreation and lifestyle. The coastline spans almost 1400 kilometres including beaches, cliffs, sand hills, surf, estuaries, mangroves, tidal mudflats, sampire, salt marshes and sea meadows.

Successful management of coastal areas depends on understanding the different uses of coastal land and the physical processes impacting on the coast. The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board encourages the community to foster an attitude of sustainable use of coastal resources and to take appropriate action to reduce human impact on fragile coastal environments.

We support community driven initiatives to restore and rehabilitate degraded coastal environments including management of marine debris, Mount Remarkable to the Sea, beach daisy and hooded plover monitoring.

Northern and Yorke Coastal Management Action Plan

The Northern and Yorke Coastal Management Action Plan 2020 aims to provide people, community groups, Councils, government and non-government organisations with a broadly accepted plan for improved protection, conservation and management of the coast in this region. It is a resource to guide on-ground activities, and to form the basis for developing and seeking funding for coastal management projects at a range of scales.

Read the Northern and Yorke Coastal Management Action Plan 2020

Further information