09 February, 2023

The Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:55): 

I seek leave to provide a brief explanation before asking a question of the Attorney-General, representing the Minister for the Environment, on beach management. The minister in the other house has declared a conflict of interest and has delegated this responsibility to the Attorney-General.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.S. LEE: 

The panel tasked to review the sand management at West Beach, Henley South and Henley has released its terms of reference. Those terms of reference are:

The review will address the following matters:

1. How to manage sand on Adelaide's beaches achieve the follow goals. The priorities are:

(i) Minimise disruption for all communities;

(ii) Avoid environmental harm; and

(iii) Maximise sand staying on beaches.

My questions to the minister are:

1. Can the minister clarify whether those terms of reference are listed in the order of priority?

2. Can the minister confirm that minimising disruption for all communities is a higher priority for his government over maximising sand staying on beaches when it comes to managing sand on Adelaide's beaches?

3. As the minister who has been delegated the responsibility now, can he explain when the government is expecting to move forward with a costed and funded solution for sand management on the central and northern beaches?