Protection works continue at Port Beach

Fremantle Council excavator starts piling sand to protect heavily eroded Port Beach.  Pictures: Jon Bassett.
Fremantle Council excavator starts piling sand to protect heavily eroded Port Beach. Pictures: Jon Bassett.

TEMPORARY coastal protection works are continuing at Port Beach to shield important infrastructure from further erosion.

Recent storms have caused significant erosion that undermined sections of footpath and the southern car park as well as put the Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club annexe under threat.

In recent days the City of Fremantle has added to ongoing protection works, moving more sand in front of the restaurant and large rocks in front of the change rooms where the worst of the erosion had occurred.

The City said the rocks could be removed and re-used once longer-term management options were determined.

With more storms forecast in the next few days, the City will continue to move sand to vulnerable areas where required.

The City will continue discussions with the state government about further interim protection measures.

Access to Port and Sandtrax beaches remains closed while the bituminised area in front of the change rooms and parts of the southern car park are also closed.

Beachgoers are asked to respect the warning signs and stay out of areas that are fenced off.