A community celebration was held on Sunday October 20, with Emma Brougham helping to declare the pedestrian and cycling path open by cutting the ribbon with City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson, SA Government Minister and Member for Gibson Corey Wingard and Member for Morphett Stephen Patterson.
The Minda Coast Park is 500 metres long and four metres wide and is the final section of the Coast Park to be built in the City of Holdfast Bay and was recently featured on Channel 7's SA Weekender - click here for the video.
Minda worked together with Council to establish an easement for the pathway on Minda’s land title, which enabled Council to construct and maintain the pathway and allow public access.
The $5.3million project includes the 500-metre long pathway through the Minda Dunes, a multi-use public plaza at Somerton Surf Life Saving Club, along with a large elevated deck and public seating with spectacular views of the sea.
City of Holdfast Bay Mayor Amanda Wilson says the project, which has been under construction for almost a year, now links the council’s two Jetty Road main streets in Glenelg and Brighton.
“The Minda Dunes is a beautiful and culturally important section of our coastline. A significant aspect of the project has been the protection and revegetation of the remnant dune system including the planting of more than 10,000 native plants,” she says.
The Minda Coast Park features a new public education zone near the dunes, with a focus on the indigenous environment and natural plantings. There are new seating areas, a picnic shelter, and public art installations.