Beachside park set to reopen

The playground at Fred Stubbs Park.
The playground at Fred Stubbs Park.

The City of Wanneroo closed the park last September after severe coastal erosion, prompting an online community campaign, Save Our Foreshore Quinns Beach.

Residents including Nat Sangalli, Kelly Keogh, Sarah Hombsch and Stephen Faulkner lobbied the council to rebuild the park, and it decided to do so last March as part of emergency coastal protection works.

A statement from the City last week said contractor Curnow Group would finish the coastal protection work in September.

‘Sand nourishment works north of the groyne at Quinns are now complete, with 26,000 tonnes of sand in place,’ it said.

‘The limestone retaining wall, including conservation fencing on top of the wall, is also complete.

‘The sandbag revetment wall now extends beyond the newly constructed limestone retaining wall and native vegetation is being planted between the limestone retaining wall and sandbag revetment.’

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the Quinns coastline was being regularly monitored as part of the short and long-term coastal management.

‘Monthly beach surveys are being undertaken by the City’s coastal engineering consultant and will continue until November, while monthly photographic monitoring of the Quinns Rocks coastline will continue until the end of the year,’ she said.

‘A hydrographic survey is scheduled for September, and collection of wave, water level and current data is also being undertaken as part of the long-term metocean data collection.’

A community reference group met for the first time in July to review the consultancy brief for the long-term coastal management study and the next meeting should be in October, following the appointment of the long-term coastal management consultant.