The St Kilda Mangroves Alliance
IS A POWERFUL COALITION OF LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS REPRESENTING ENVIRONMENT, INDUSTRY, SCIENCE AND COMMUNITY FORMED TO ENSURE A BEST PRACTICE REMEDIATION PLAN IS URGENTLY PUT IN PLACE FOR THE RECOVERY AND LONG-TERM HEALTH OF THIS GLOBALLY SIGNIFICANT AREA.
The Alliance is calling for:
The immediate removal of the damaging hyper-saline brine in the ponds to the South of St Kilda Road
Much greater transparency and genuine two-way exchange of information between Buckland Dry Creek Ltd, The Department for Energy & Mining and the public.
Development of a closure and rehabilitation plan, in partnership with the public, for the damaged ponds and a restoration plan for the surrounding tidal wetlands
A permanent solution to the unstable ‘Holding Pattern’ operating in the northern ponds, preferably the transition of those ponds to self-sustaining natural habitats that do not pose ongoing risks to the surrounding tidal wetlands.
Alliance Organisations (in alphabetical order) so far include:
Airborne Research Australia
Butterfly Conservation SA Inc.
City of Salisbury
Conservation Council of SA
Delta Environmental Consulting
Estuary Care Foundation
Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary
Friends of Gulf St Vincent Inc.
Friends of Parks SA
Landcare Association of SA
Marine Life Society of SA
National Trust SA
Nature Conservation Society of SA
Port Adelaide Residents Environment Protection Group
St Kilda & Surrounds Progress & Tourism Association Inc.
Tennyson Dunes Group Inc.
Trees For Life
Whale and Dolphin Conservation