Boardwalk lowering nearly finished

Above and left: Recent work to lower and realign the aluminium boardwalk in Yanchep.
Above and left: Recent work to lower and realign the aluminium boardwalk in Yanchep.

The boardwalk will be 2.1 metres lower than its original height, which had sparked a long campaign by residents to have it removed.

Following a State Administrative Tribunal appeal two years ago, the City of Wanneroo and WA Planning Commission agreed the structure nicknamed ‘Skybridge’ could stay provided modifications were made.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said the lowered boardwalk and surrounding works would allow both users and residents to continue to observe the natural landscape, while providing better amenity and access to the area between Compass Circle and Foreshore Vista.

‘The Yanchep boardwalk, lookout and connecting pathways are located within the Yanchep Foreshore Reserve, one of the City’s most stunning and popular coastal areas,’ she said.

The City will start planting in August as part of its clearing permit conditions, and expected construction work to finish this month, with the boardwalk to reopen in August.