Port Julia in South Australia won Community Action and Wellbeing at the Keep Australia Beautiful, Australian Clean Beaches Awards 2015.
Once a busy port with wheat and barley being loaded onto ketches bound for Port Adelaide, Port Julia was where much of the region’s freight was once delivered. Today the jetty and cargo shed, or as it’s more commonly known, the red shed, are still there as a reminder of the town’s maritime history. The Port Julia Progress Association is extremely active in undertaking activities that better the town and its natural environment of beaches, cliffs, dunes and bushland.
Code of the Coast signage has been installed at the beach, which includes information on how to be responsible in our coastal environment, addressing issues such as vehicle and pedestrian management, protecting flora and fauna, litter control, erosion and local issues. Hooded Plover signage makes the community aware of how to protect them through dog management and where to walk. Interpretive signage was installed this year with information on the flora and fauna of Port Julia, along with historical information.