Sand Dunes at Tennyson and Minda
Why is it Significant?
These areas of dunes contain are remnants of once
common coastal vegetation and are a bridge with the past. The dunes at Tennyson are narrow primary dunes at serious risk of degradation through
construction of the new Coastal Park shared pathway, which has caused erosion further south. The Minda Dunes include the only surviving secondary
dune system in Adelaide and are under threat from private housing development. Both sites are described on their interpretive signs as “fragile
environments,” providing natural buffers to wave and storm action, containing valuable flora and providing important fauna habitat (eg. 52 plant
species, 14 native bird species and 7 native reptile species) and appreciated by the wider community for their amenity
Why is it at Risk?
Threatened by an approved pathway and a proposed housing development.
What needs to be done?
Construction of the new Coastal Park shared pathway should be halted or