State Heritage Application
The Tennyson Dunes Group have recently applied to the South Australian Heritage Council to list the Tennyson Dunes on the State Heritage Register.
This has been a joint application with the Coastal Ecology Protection Group, the Western Adelaide Coastal Residents Association, Semaphore Park Coastcare, West Lakes Kiwanis and the City of Charles Sturt.
We believe it qualifies for listing based on its natural history value, particularly its geomorphological significance. Advice from Professor Vic Semeniuk, a coastal wetlands specialist, indicates that it is one of only six barrier dunes of its type in Australia. This alone warrants its protection as a place of heritage signficance. However, there are also other aspects that we feel are also important. Our full application can be viewed here (1.3Mb).
Watch this space for updates on the outcome of the application.