The Cultana Jenkins Shackowners Association have been recognised for the vital work they do in the community at the 2017 South Australia Community Achievement Awards.
The association reached the semi-finals and collected a Certificate of Achievement (Caravan and Camping Industry Section) as a reward for their work in protecting our coastal environment and promoting tourism.
Association Chairperson Colin Fullerton and wife Colleen attended the Gala Night along with 240 other invited guests to accept the award from state government MP Zoe Bettison.
The association represents approximately 80 shackowners north of the Point Lowly lighthouse. Members assist with improving facilities and camping areas, and promote features of interest to tourists.
“This award is recognition of what we do, we promote the area for tourists and local people who are keen to visit and camp here. There are some very nice camping spots and little bays in the area,” Mr Fullerton said.
“We also consult with the Whyalla City Council about improving roads and other infrastructure in the area.
“Some caravaners have been coming back to this spot for 30 years, it can be very popular with those who like to camp on the edge of the Upper Spencer Gulf.
One of the key areas the group aim to preserve is the Stranded Shingle Ridge of Fitzgerald Bay, which was recently identified as a State Heritage Place in the South Australian Heritage Register.