Horse community celebrates re-opening of Hillarys Horse Beach with a splash


Sarah Bevan with Lucy. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Sarah Bevan with Lucy. Picture: Martin Kennealey

THE horse community has celebrated the re-opening of Hillarys Horse Beach with hooves hitting the sand from this morning.

North Metropolitan MLC Martin Pritchard confirmed yesterday afternoon that his motion to disallow the City of Joondalup’s local law amendment prohibiting horses on the 160m stretch of beach on Whitfords Avenue had “received support from every member in the chamber”.

He said it would be “as if the law was never made”, with the City confirming that horses would be allowed on the beach immediately.

Though one horse owner posted on Facebook this morning that they had been “asked to leave as the signage hasn’t been changed”, the City has since ensured rangers are now aware of the decision.

The City’s previous restrictions to 160m of the beach and only from daybreak to noon on Mondays to Saturdays still stands, with new signage expected to be installed within the week and carpark line markings to be re-painted.

Lead petitioner Kirrily Beer said she was “relieved” that access to the beach had been reinstated.

“I am looking forward to returning there soon,” she said.

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