Labor will finish the Coastal Trail at Hallett Cove

Wednesday, 01 May 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will commit $350,000 towards completing the coastal trail at Hallett Cove, linking Heron Way Reserve with the end of Field River.

This election will be a choice between a Shorten Labor Government which will invest in infrastructure so our community can share our beautiful environment, and more of the Liberals’ cuts and chaos.

Hallett Cove is one of most beautiful and geologically significant pieces of coastline in South Australia.

The foreshore is a weekend favourite for local residents and tourists, who enjoy walking the coastline, visiting the Conservation Park and stopping at the local café, playground and beach. It is also home to the Hallett Cove War Memorial.

One of the final steps to completing the Hallett Cove foreshore is linking Heron Way Reserve with the end of Field River at the top of the headlands.

The headlands offer amazing views of Hallett Cove and the southern Adelaide coastline. Currently, it can only be safely accessed by driving, but some risk walking along the rocks and uneven terrain.

Local residents have been fighting for many years to see a path built between Heron Way Reserve and the end of Field River so this important part of the Hallett Cove coastline can be easily and safely accessed.

A defined path will also guide people away from the habitat of the vulnerable Hooded Plovers that nest along the coastline.

This section at Hallett Cove is one of the only remaining gaps in the southern Adelaide Coastal Trail, which connects Hallett Cove to Sellicks Beach with a walking track.

Completing the coastal trail will connect southern Adelaide’s beautiful, pristine coastline and create exciting tourism opportunities for the southern suburbs.

Today’s announcement builds on Labor’s commitment of $2.7 million towards completing the coastal trail at Witton Bluff, between Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga.

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