Annual maintenance work resumes at Town Beach

Town Beach. Photo from Google Maps.
Town Beach. Photo from Google Maps.

COASTAL maintenance work has restarted at Mandurah Ocean Entrance.

Department of Transport coastal infrastructure general manager Steve Jenkins said the annual works would involve the relocation of 170,000 cubic metres of sand to ensure safe navigation.

“To ensure Mandurah Entrance Channel remains safe for navigation sand is taken from a trap at Halls Head Beach and pumped to Town Beach to ensure a wide beach for community use,” he said.

“The work, due for completion in October, maintains the natural eastward drift of sand and replenishes the eroding beaches to the north east of the Entrance Channel.

“When complete the local community will enjoy a wider Town Beach in time for the summer season.”

He said beachgoers should be mindful of the warnings in place and stay clear of works.

The $1.2 million works are funded by the State Government and City of Mandurah.

Visit www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/coastal-erosion-and-stability.asp for more information.