Boardwalk: lower down but not out

The boardwalk in Yanchep has been the subject of controversy.
The boardwalk in Yanchep has been the subject of controversy.

An update on the project, to lower the structure, was included in Wanneroo City Council’s briefing session agenda this week, which said the City had received WA Planning Commission approval for the changes on January 29.

At the council briefing on Tuesday, Cr Norm Hewer asked if anything would stop the work, referring to wind concerns that delayed work to remove the structure in 2011 before the council decided to seek retrospective approval for it that year.

‘We are about to advertise tenders,’ the City’s infrastructure director Dennis Blair said.

‘The aim is to do the works in April.

‘This project will be completed and will comply with all the conditions of the development approval and all the conditions of the SAT order.’

His report, which the council will consider next Tuesday, March 4, said they would complete modifications to the boardwalk in early July and finish subsequent rehabilitation works by early August.

‘The specifications for the works includes the application of a surface treatment to the aluminium boardwalk to minimise noise and sideway slip during wet conditions to address issues raised during community consultation,’ the report said.

At the Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meeting on February 24, Cr Linda Aitken said the current report outlined revised plans which did not alter the boardwalk modifications but proposed a stone pitched embankment on the path rather than retaining wall.