Significant Environmental Issues on the Lefevre Peninsula

1. Competing Land Uses.
The relationship between industrial and residential land uses on the Lefevre Peninsula and adjacent areas was the subject of a Report by a Select Committee of the SA Legislative Council.  The Government provided a response to its recommendations in late 2016 and Council and community members are considering the adequacy of that response.

2. Air quality and Health implications.
Local air quality, and possible implications for health, is regularly discussed at local forums and this article provides some background to these issues and the links to EPA reporting of its air quality monitoring.  Community concern in late 2016 and early 2017 has been focussed on the risks arising from air pollution along Victoria Road.

3. Adelaide Brighton Cement developed a new Environmental Improvement Plan (EIP) in 2015 and its current licence with the EPA lapses this year and is to be renewed by October 31st, 2017. Community members are monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the EIP and framing their propoposed requirements for the next licence.

4. Council managed the development of a Lefevre Peninsula Stormwater Management Plan across 2015 and 2016 to address the Peninsula’s complex stormwater issues. Implementation of the Plan is now required.

5. Penrice’s liquidation left hectares of Penrice waste material on State Government owned land on both sides of the Port River and the treatment of that material and future of the land is of community interest.

6. Rising sea levels will require strategies to protect our coasts and shorelines, and the properties and infrastructure along them. ‘Living Shorelines’ provide an exciting possible strategy. The Estuary Care Foundation is seeking to trial Living Shorelines along the Port River.