Boardwalk reopens

The Shire of Gingin closed the boardwalk in November 2010 after a section of cliff fell away and broke a section of the walkway.

Shire President Michael Aspinall said the shire had implemented strategies to reduce risks, including erecting 25 metres of fencing on the cliff-top and several ‘Beware of Rock Fall’ signs.

Guilderton Community Association (GCA) president John Prince said the boardwalk gave beachgoers safer access.

‘With the boardwalk closed, the only quick way to get to the beach was walking through the estuary,’ he said.

‘In some parts, the water is quite deep, which can be dangerous, especially for people with small children.’

Guilderton resident and GCA member Terri Mowle said congestion on the foreshore while the boardwalk was closed had deterred people from visiting again.

‘With the boardwalk now open, much of the overcrowding will be dispersed as people can access the beach easily.’