Beach maintenance

Two hundred kilometres west of Ceduna, on the edge of the Great Australian Bight, is a unique area of sandy coastline and pristine waters. Part of the nearby Yalata community’s Indigenous Protected Area, the natural beauty of this area and the mulloway fishing season attract many visitors. However, recreational activities in this area have been unchecked for many years. As a result, Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara is working in partnership with the Yalata Community to restore and preserve this unique area.

Projects in this area have included:

  • providing designated campsites to limit the impact of camping
  • track rationalisation to provide more suitable access routes and close unused, unwanted and erosion prone tracks
  • rehabilitation of closed tracks by re-vegetating with native seeds and cuttings
  • track maintenance including installing water run-off points to minimise erosion
  • signage to support regeneration areas
  • coastal compost bins installed at two campsites (Geues campsite and Bob’s Kitchen) to help manage organic waste and to reduce scattered material that attracts pests
  • fish cleaning benches erected alongside compost bins to encourage use of bins rather than leaving carcasses at the beach or campsites
  • shore bird monitoring and threat assessment
  • marine debris surveys and beach clean-ups.

Lead agency

Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara


Yalata Community