My Say Alexandrina

Welcome to My Say, an exciting new way to have your voice heard about issues that matter to you in Alexandrina.

My Say is a consultation hub where you can engage with us when and where it suits you and connect with your community on matters of interest to many. By signing up and participating, you can actively inform Council's decision-making processes.

My Say will include forums, surveys, quick polls and links to information about Council consultations and activities.

We hope you enjoy My Say and we look forward to hearing from you!

Welcome to My Say, an exciting new way to have your voice heard about issues that matter to you in Alexandrina.

My Say is a consultation hub where you can engage with us when and where it suits you and connect with your community on matters of interest to many. By signing up and participating, you can actively inform Council's decision-making processes.

My Say will include forums, surveys, quick polls and links to information about Council consultations and activities.

We hope you enjoy My Say and we look forward to hearing from you!

Current Consultations

  • Goolwa Beach Car Park Master Plan Update

    10 months ago
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    Thank you to everyone who has participated in the master planning process so far…

    The initial concept consultation has now closed, and we would like to sincerely thank everyone who took the time to contribute ideas and share concerns. Your experiences and insights will inform the development of the draft master plan.

    There has been a great deal of interest in the project, and we have received over 100 written submissions, in addition to the conversational information received through face-to-face and phone discussions. The feedback has provided us with a great knowledge base from which to develop the master plan.... Continue reading

    Thank you to everyone who has participated in the master planning process so far…

    The initial concept consultation has now closed, and we would like to sincerely thank everyone who took the time to contribute ideas and share concerns. Your experiences and insights will inform the development of the draft master plan.

    There has been a great deal of interest in the project, and we have received over 100 written submissions, in addition to the conversational information received through face-to-face and phone discussions. The feedback has provided us with a great knowledge base from which to develop the master plan. Through your contributions, we have learned much about what the community values about the area around the Goolwa Beach car park, the key concerns, and received some great ideas for future development and management of the area. Among the comments received, community consistently addressed the need for better management of vehicle access and use of the beach, increasing car park capacity, respecting cultural, social and environmental values, and ensuring the proposed surf life saving facility is in keeping with the character of the area.

    We remain committed to reflecting your feedback in the development of the plan, and are currently working with the consulting team to review all of the feedback received to date. We are confident of being able to include many of the ideas submitted to date, and of being able to address many of the key concerns. However, with such a diversity of perspectives and ideas we are also realistic, and understand that we may not be able to achieve everything that has been suggested. That said, we are giving it our best shot.

    Council is treating this as an iterative and responsive project, and we are taking the time to get it right. To this end, we are testing some ideas along the way to determine feasibility for inclusion in the draft plan. For example, you may have heard about the recent horse trial at the western end of Goolwa Beach. With sincere thanks to those who took part or provided feedback, we have now resolved that moving horses to the western end of Goolwa Beach is not a workable solution to alleviate the tension between horses and vehicles, and are now investigating other options. In making the decision, we took into consideration environmental and cultural sensitivities, risk management, the safety of walkers, horses and horse riders, and the possibility of alternative options.

    Based on the amount of interest and input received, and the desire to be as inclusive and responsive as possible, we have extended the master plan timeline. We are aiming to release a draft of the master plan for public consultation early in 2016. We’ll be publicising the release of the draft master plan via local community noticeboards, at Council offices, on Council’s website, and via ads in The Times. We will also hold another on-site event at the Goolwa Beach car park.

    In the meantime, as we head into another busy summer period, you will notice that the existing vehicle access track to the beach will be regularly graded to facilitate timely access to the beach by emergency services and surf life savers. This is an interim measure for this summer, and not necessarily a reflection of what might be contained in the final master plan. This action acknowledges the safety of some beachgoers may rely on the timely availability of these services.

    Again, thank you for your contributions, and we look forward to sharing the draft master plan with you in early 2016 and once again inviting your input before we go on to finalise the 20-year master plan.