Eleven councils across South Australia have been granted a total of $2.2 million this year to help protect and conserve the state’s coastline, including from the impacts of climate change, Ian Hunter, Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation said in its latest release.South Australia already has a number of policies and systems in place for coastal management, as climate change impacts such sea level rise and coastal erosion will continue to be a challenge to the state.To help mitigate these changes, the Coast Protection Board’s annual grants program has funded $328,000 to regional and metropolitan councils.This includes:$60,000 to the City of Port Augusta for construction of a section of levee bank to deliver Port Augusta’s sea flood protection strategy;$60,000 to the City of Port Adelaide for construction of a section of levee bank at Birkenhead to provide sea flood protection at Port Adelaide;$58,000 to the District Council of Mount Remarkable for upgrading of a levee at Port Germein that was damaged by storms in 2016;$50,000 to the City of Onkaparinga for a cliff stabilization study at Aldinga Beach;$30,000 to the City of Victor Harbor for erosion control works at Encounter Bay;$20,000 to the City of Whyalla for beach replenishment to maintain storm erosion buffers and beach amenity;$20,000 to the Robe District Council for replenishment of Town Beach to maintain erosion protection for the town;$15,000 to the Wattle Range District Council for a coastal erosion study at Post Office Rock, Beachport;$15,000 to the Yorke Peninsula Council for detailed design of flood protection works at Port Clinton.Earlier this year the State Budget announced extra Coast Protection Board funding of $1.85 million to assist two council’s with seawall projects. This includes:$1.25 million to the City of Charles Sturt to support the reconstruction of the West Beach seawall;$600,000 to the Kingston District Council to construct a new seawall at Wyomi Beach.BackgroundThe Coast Protection Board was established by the Coast Protection Act 1972 and is the prescribed body in South Australia managing coast protection issues and providing advice on coastal development.The board provides grant funding to councils to help address – via development or research – erosion and flooding hazards along South Australia’s coasts.The State Government has also invested $23 million to establish the Adelaide’s Living Beaches sand pumping system, and spends approximately $6 million a year to manage Adelaide’s beaches between Kingston Park and Semaphore.
Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Quercus Grove United Methodist Church or to the New Liberty Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Mrs. Nadine (Whitham) Hankinson, age 91, of Quercus Grove, Indiana, entered this life on June 14, 1925, on Markland Pike in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Clyde and Emma (Keith) Whitham. She was raised in Quercus Grove, Indiana and attended the Vevay High School. At the age of 16, Nadine was united in marriage on August 31, 1941, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to John Paul “John Hank” Hankinson and to this union arrived five sons and two daughters to bless their home. Nadine and John Hank shared nearly 60 loving years of marriage together until John Hank passed away on July 7, 2001. Nadine was employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for several years. She was a school bus driver for the Patriot and East Enterprise routes for 12 years and a cook for the Patriot High School in Patriot, Indiana, until 1968 when the school closed. She was later employed for the Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise, Indiana, for 10 years. Nadine was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church in Quercus Grove, Indiana and attended the New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise, Indiana. Nadine will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Nadine passed away at 3:25 pm, Monday, February 13, 2017, at her residence in Quercus Grove, Indiana.Nadine will be dearly missed by her sons: Paul Wayne Hankinson and his wife: Debbie of Patriot, IN, John Grant Hankinson and his wife: Debi of East Enterprise, IN, Ed Francis Hankinson and his wife: Jan of Montgomery City, MO and Kenneth Lee Hankinson of Quercus Grove, IN; her daughters: Darlene Green of Fairland, IN and Dana Kay Meisberger and her husband: Mike of Quercus Grove, IN; her daughter-in-law: Patricia Hankinson of Canton, OH; her grandchildren: Dale, Shelley, Lori, Dusty, Samantha, Ray, Crystal, Judy Gail, Connie, John Grant, Zella, Johnathon, Janeen, Julie, Kenny Dale, Patrick, Michael, Daniel, Justin and Whitney; her numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sister: Jean Burgess of Quercus Grove, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Clyde and Emma (Keith) Whitham; her husband: John Paul “John Hank” Hankinson, died July 7, 2001; her son: Hubert Dale Hankinson, died June 26, 1956; her grandson: Derek Wayne Hankinson, died September 13, 1981; her niece: Nancy Kay (Burgess) Jellison Lucas, died May 19, 2009 and her great-nephew: Todd Michael Burgess, died October 10, 2009.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 17, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Greg Waggerly, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. read more