Nature-based shoreline protection trial, Inner Harbour, Port Adelaide, living shorelineFebruary 11, 2019
Clean up precedes Shoreline Protection TrialMay 6, 2019
The Foundation has secured a $10K Community Environment Grant 2018-19, from the Adelaide & Mt Lofty Natural Resources Board, for a trial of Seawall Tiles in the Inner Harbour.
The 3D-printed tiles are designed to ecological processes and they will be retrofitted to the existing seawall, near the Archie Badenoch, to help improve marine biodiversity and water quality.
While seawalls are the dominant feature of many urbanised coasts, they typically support lower biodiversity relative to the natural habitats they replace. The biodiversity of existing seawalls can be enhanced by increasing their intertidal surface area and the diversity of microhabitats that they support.