South-East seaside surge
IDYLLIC coastal retreats aren’t confined to the state’s Fleurieu, Yorke and Eyre peninsulas.
The state’s South-East is also home to clear waters, sandy beaches and fledgling seaside developments.
The Cape Jaffa Anchorage marina and Frenchmen’s Bay at Robe are two examples of SouthEast coast residential developments.
The Cape Jaffa Anchorage was recently awarded Level 4 Clean Marina status, making it one of a few marinas in Australia to receive the accreditation.
Marina Industry Association of Australia executive officer Colin Bransgrove says it is a great achievement for Cape Jaffa Anchorage.
‘‘Marinas such as Cape Jaffa Anchorage will now set the lead for others around the country to follow with regard to environmental management,’’ he says.
The marina will ultimately comprise seven construction stages with about 600 residential allotments, 120 marina berths, a tavern, shopping facilities and tourist accommodation.
At present, Cape Jaffa Anchorage has 40 marina berths and the construction of homes is under way.
At Robe, the Frenchmen’s Bay development is gaining momentum after it stalled for more than 40 years.
The holding includes about 3km of beach frontage and sand dunes on Robe’s Long Beach.
The Robe Council in recent years has proposed a concept plan for the site featuring four clusters comprising 30 allotments.