Who we are
We’re an organisation of residents of Seacliff, Seacliff Park, Kingston Park and Marino in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
We work to build community connections and enhance individual and community life.
We do so by communicating local news to residents, organising and supporting a wide range of community activities, and liaising with government and other bodies.
We are politically non-aligned. Our funding comes from local community sponsors, grants and donations. We maintain transparent procedures and records.
Our vision and values
We believe in the importance of community, and our goal is to enhance the quality of life of our community.
We value social sustainability, and recognise that it requires inclusion and respect for all sectors of our community, and the diversity that brings. We have a vision of a community in which those who live here are connected, not isolated, and whose sense of wellbeing is strongly supported.
We value our environment. We recognise and seek to protect and enhance the richness of our heritage including that of the Kaurna people, and our built and natural environments in ways that are ecologically sustainable and enhance our individual and shared social and economic wellbeing.
Become a member
It’s easy… just fill in the Membership form.
Membership is free.
In addition to the quarterly Newsletter, you get our regular email e-News, email updates on activities and on matters affecting our community, and occasionally a ‘call to action’ when we need to rally our community as a show of unity regarding urgent issues, or a survey for feedback on issues of concern.
Your details, including your email, are kept confidential and you can withdraw membership at any time just by emailing us.
Our history and achievements
The 5049 Coastal Community Association was originally formed in 1947 as the Marino Progress Association.
Over time it grew to include new suburbs based on clear communities of interest, and became broader in its concerns.
Our early achievements include building the Marino Community Hall, and successful campaigns contributing to the closure of the asphalt and cement plant at the top of Brighton Road. Ongoing achievements include successful campaigns to maintain and improve reserves, playgrounds and other public facilities, contributions to urban planning decisions, the purchase of a catering trailer to support community events and regular publication of the Newsletter.
How we are organised
Our Steering Committee, elected by members at an Annual General Meeting, is responsible for community consultation processes, and for setting and monitoring policies and strategic directions. It conducts an open Annual General Meeting and publishes a comprehensive Annual Report to members.
Our activities are organised through volunteer task groups covering all aspects of the Association’s activities. Each of these has a volunteer organiser who keeps members informed about ongoing activities.
There are many ways to get involved:
- Join in the activities we or other community groups organise – just turn up, participate, and enjoy. See our What’s On and Community Groups pages.
- Join one of our Task Groups for regular participation in more goal-oriented activities. There are task groups for: communications, environmental protection and enhancement, social activities and community building, and liaison with government and other organisations. (Find out more about them here.)
- Inform others about us and encourage them to get involved.