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The CEPG Inc. is a group of people who care about the coast and dunes along the section of Adelaide metropolitan coastline between Grange and Semaphore Park.  


In November 2016 The Coastal Ecology Protection Group (and others) commenced legal proceedings against the City of Charles Sturt in relation to a 3 metre wide Coast Park Path to be built between Semaphore Park and Grange.  Judgment on the case was handed down on the 21st of September 2017 in the Supreme Court of South Australia by Justice Blue.


To read more about the case, click here.

To read Justice Blue's Judgment online, click here.  

To read the Closing Submission by the Plaintiffs' click here.  

To read the City of Charles Sturt's response to the decision on the 21 September 2017, click here.

To read the City of Charles Sturt's most rescent response to the decision as of 27 September 2017, click here.


Why the Dunes between Grange and Semaphore Park are so important

As stated by Justice Blue in the judgement as handed down in the Supreme Court in September 2017 "The Grange to Semaphore Park dune system has State geoheritage significance."

In another section of the judgment he says "that taking a long term view, the swale as a whole has existed for centuries but there has been periodic changes over the centuries in which there has been erosion and deposition of sand, change of profile and vegetation. "

He further states " While the plants growing in the swale are only decades old, they are the successors of plants growing generally in the swale over centuries. "

These "corridor" dunes which connect north and south to the Tennyson Dunes Reserve, are 3% of the remaining dunes that existed before European Colonisation, and extended from the Le Fevre Peninsula in the north to Seacliff in the south.

Geoheritage (and Geoconservation) are international recognized concepts, concerned with the preservation of Earth Science features, and are important endeavours globally, as reflected in various international and intra-national bodies setup for conservation, with agremeents, conventions and inter-governmental initiatives.


The CEPG Inc. works through education, research and advocacy.

Over the last 25 years, some of the achievements that the CEPG Inc. has accomplished include:


- Facilitation and funding of permanent environmental informational signage at all beach access paths in the CCS area;

- Building of Tennyson Dunes viewing platform and educational signage with other dune care groups and Kiwanis;

- Creation of the first local native coastal plants brochure now re-printed many times;

- Lobbying for retaining beach bins;

- Environmental walk and talk tours;

- Neighbour to neighbour native plant and animal education resulting in large scale weed removal and native plantings;

- Backyard native plant nurseries;

- Monitoring, recording and reporting local coastal flora, fauna and processes;

- Regular community forums with environmental expert speaker;

- Researching, evaluating and communicating the latest data on this unique environment;

- Community capacity building


Our Membership

The CEPG Inc's membership incorporates residents in the North, South, East and West suburbs of Adelaide, country South Australia, country Victoria, country New South Wales, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and as far afield as Canada and the Caribbean.


The CEPG Inc. was incorporated in 2001, after some years operating as a less formal organization.

We are a not-for-profit charity registered with the ACNC and the ATO.  

If you would like to make a DONATION, please contact us via email on cepg@cepg.org.au


Other organisations who support the work of The CEPG Inc. are:

Tennyson Dunes Group                                           www.tennyson.org.au

WEDGE (Wild Endangered Dunes Group)                 www.facebook.com/wedgeSA

Community Alliance SA (CASA)                               www.communityalliancesa.org.au

Environmental Defenders Office SA Inc                   www.edosa.org.au


MAIL US AT

The CEPG Inc.

PO Box 8038

GRANGE  SA  5022


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