Legislative Council: Wednesday, October 19, 2022


Coastal Sand Erosion

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:08): My question to the Attorney-General is: will he, as the delegated minister, provide an update to the council regarding the matter of coastal sand erosion and renourishment, particularly with the case of West Beach?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:09): I thank the honourable member for her question and indeed I have been delegated the task to fulfil the pledge that was given at the election for a thorough scientific review. I will check to see if there are further details to bring back, but I had the opportunity to spend some time with departmental officers to be briefed firsthand about some of the issues.

As I understand it, the final stages in the make-up of the review committee are taking place and will be announced very shortly, including representatives from the Kaurna native title body who will be part of that review committee. Once that is established—which I think is imminent—I will let the honourable member know about the membership of that committee and the work they will be doing.