Coast and marine management

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula (NREP) receive occasional enquiries from the community regarding marine debris and inappropriate vehicle use on beaches.

We consult frequently with various land and coastal care groups, as well as Friends of Parks volunteers, and we encourage community members to contact us to discuss coastal management issues concerning them.

NREP have a dedicated coastal program aimed at looking after priority sites on Eyre Peninsula. Each year we open up a call for expression of interest to EP community groups for funding to complete coastal protection works. We recently completed a Coastal Vehicle Access Decision Making Framework that provides local councils with clear recommendations, a suite of management options and consistent guidelines for the protection and use of coastal natural resource assets. We also have a Coastal Action Plan that identifies priority sites and actions required. This is used to guide the regions investment into protecting our coastal environment. DEWNR Friends of Parks volunteers organise regular beach clean-ups including on Clean-up Australia Day, for further information follow the links to our Volunteering and Events pages.

Priority areas

The Eyre Peninsula Coastal Action Plan is a detailed conservation study and action plan which covers 2,475 kilometres of coastline – nearly half the length of South Australia’s coast - from Two Hummocks Point north of Whyalla to the eastern boundary of the Wahgunyah Conservation Park in the Far West. It provides baseline information for the protection and management of the coast and outlines the actions required.

The plan divides the coast into 85 coastal cells, each around 25 km in length. It provides detailed information on 56 of the cells, including a description of the geology, type of coastline, land uses, flora and fauna lists. 
Threats are identified for each of these 56 cells, such as potential climate change impacts, pest plants and animals, marine debris and the impact of off-road vehicles on beaches, samphire areas and beach nesting birds. 

If you want a copy of the plan on DVD, please call the Natural Resources Centre on (08) 8688 3111 or call in at 86 Tasman Terrace Port Lincoln.


Interested in climate, adaptation and coastal living - check out array of tools and checklists on the CoastAdapt website, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.