Mandurah eastern foreshore seawall works recommence


Artist’s impression of Mandurah eastern foreshore once work is completed on the seawall.
Artist’s impression of Mandurah eastern foreshore once work is completed on the seawall.

WORKS have recommenced on the replacement of the eastern foreshore seawall following an eight-week ground-settling period.

During the settling phase, the large sand mound was in place to speed up the settling time of the existing ground foundations, and was critical to improving the longevity of the foundations of the new seawall.

After successful geotechnical testing, most of the excess sand will be removed over the coming weeks, except where it is necessary to prevent water entering the seawall construction site.

The construction of the wall will begin in the next few weeks, starting with excavation to the foundation level and construction of the seawall footing.

The new seawall will feature a curved design, reflecting the shapes of the Waugal Serpent and will extend into the estuary to allow for extra recreation space.

The design includes a two-level limestone construction that provides protection against storm surges and retains the existing connectivity to the water.

City of Mandurah chief executive Mark Newman thanked the community and businesses for their support.

“We look forward to a delivering this much-needed foreshore upgrade to our community, which will greatly enhance how our residents and visitors use this space,’’ he said.

The works remain on target for completion in late 2016.