Access limited to Lancelin jetty during dredging works

Dredging works at Lancelin Jetty will start this week. Picture: kymillman.com
Dredging works at Lancelin Jetty will start this week. Picture: kymillman.com

DREDGING works around Lancelin jetty are expected to take 12 weeks.

The Department of Transport recently started preparing for maintenance dredging at the jetty to restore channel width and depth.

Shire of Gingin President David Roe said BMT JFA Consultants were managing the project on behalf of the department and dredging would start next week.

“There may be temporary access closures to the jetty and launching beaches north and south of Miragliotta Street during this time,” he said.

“In the interest of public safety, some sections of beach will be temporarily closed where earthmoving equipment is operating and nourishment works are being undertaken.”

Cr Roe said about 20,000 cubic metres of clean sediment would be dredged and pumped to two separate disposal sites, with about 5000 cubic metres used for sand nourishment at the beach in front of Grace Darling Park 1km south of the jetty.

He said the remainder would be disposed of on the beach about 1.2km north of the jetty, which had been used during dredging maintenance in 2000-01.

“Skippers operating in the area and members of the public accessing the beach should be aware of the special safety arrangements implemented for the dredging and sand replenishment works,” Cr Roe said.

For details, call Shire operations executive manager Allister Butcher on 9575 2211.