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St Kilda Marine Recreation Precinct and Mangroves area masterplan

Submissions closed

The City of Salisbury recently developed a draft masterplan for the St Kilda Marine Recreation Precinct and Mangroves area.

View a copy of the draft masterplan.

The masterplan contains fourteen recommendations that Council endorsed as the basis for further consultation with the community and key stakeholders: The recommendations are:

  1. Improve traffic movement efficiency and safety by constructing a roundabout on Cockle Street and coach drop off area.
  2. Stabilise and surface underutilized open space on Cockle Street and construct 164 additional car parking bays.
  3. Stabilise and resurface the existing trailer park. Line mark for 120 long trailer bays and 51 standard bays. Increase washdown area from 4 to 5 bays (new 3.1 width, including acoustic barriers) and install new gross pollutant trap.
  4. Modify the intersection at St Kilda Road and Whiting Street with a roundabout to direct coaches to the secondary northern car park near the hotel.
  5. Asphalt the Fooks Terrace northern car park near the hotel to include coach layover and drop off – configuration to include 6 coach bays and 61 car parks.
  6. Construct RV layover area, for 8 RVs, near to the boat launch facility toilet block.
  7. Asphalt the main carpark adjacent to the playspace formalising 189 carparks.
  8. Asphalt Mangrove Trail parking near main entrance.
  9. Increase boat launch / retrieval capacity by constructing an additional ramp lane.
  10. Improve safety and efficiency of launching and retrieval by providing additional pontoons for mooring and pedestrian path connection.
  11. Encourage pedestrian access to the Mangrove Trail by establishing a footpath connection from the kiosk.
  12. Improve visitor safety along the breakwater by improving the footpath surface and installation of solar lighting
  13. Explore opportunities for the area taking into consideration the Visitor and Tourism Strategy, International Bird Sanctuary, water front amenity and potential future services.
  14. Explore opportunities for the Mangrove Trail and Interpretive Centre.

View the location of these recommendations.

The recommendations aim to:

  • Create improved traffic movement around the site by addressing efficiency of movement and ensure safety for all vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Identify a dedicated parking area for RV vehicles which has better security and amenity/views and is located within proximity of key facilities within the precinct.
  • Improve the condition, quantity and configuration of parking facilities to provide greater capacity and address the conflicts that are currently arising between coaches, visitors utilising the boat facilities and visitors to the adventure play space.
  • Improve the experience for users of the boating facilities by addressing the current congestion and issues associated with gaining access to the boat launch ramp.
  • Improve the amenity, visibility, efficiency and safety of pedestrian movement and way finding to key destination points.
  • Improve the condition of the Mangrove Trail for a safer and improved visitor experience and to capitalize on future tourism opportunities through partnerships with Kaurna and the International Bird Sanctuary.

How to provide feedback

Feedback is being sought on the draft Master Plan until 10 March 2017 This is your chance to provide feedback on the planning work completed to date to inform any changes or adjustments to the Plan before it is presented to Council for a decision in April 2017. You can provide your feedback by doing one of the following:Completing our online survey.

  • Filling in and submitting a feedback form. Click here to download, collect from the Council Office at James Street, Salisbury, or call Council on (08) 8406 8222 if you would like a copy of the form posted to you.
  • Prepare a written submission and forward it to:
    Greg Ratsch, Manager Economic Development and Urban Policy
    City of Salisbury
    PO Box 8
    SALISBURY SA 5108.
  • If you wish to lodge a submission electronically, please email, with the subject ‘St Kilda Marine Recreation Precinct and Mangroves masterplan'.

What happens next

Following the closure of consultation on the draft masterplan Council will consider feedback received, make amendments where necessary and consider the masterplan in April 2017.