Sorrento Beach shark enclosure damaged in Wednesday night’s storms

The Sorrento Beach enclosure following Wednesday night's storm. Picture; Martin Kennealey
The Sorrento Beach enclosure following Wednesday night's storm. Picture; Martin Kennealey

THE shark enclosure at Sorrento Beach suffered extensive damage during last night’s storms, which could take up to eight weeks to fix.

Part of the barrier was torn off the anchoring system.

“There is now a gap in the barrier structure, between the floats that sit on top of the water and the ocean floor, extending about 50m outwards from Hillarys Boat Harbour,” Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said.

He said repairs were expected to be completed by mid-October “in time for the busy summer period”.

“The City will be installing advisory signage on the beach to notify beach users of the damage and that repair work will be undertaken,” he said.

“The City apologises for any inconvenience this may cause regular users of the beach enclosure and will provide regular updates on repairs via its website and social media channels.”

 

The red line indicates the affected section of the barrier.