City of Wanneroo to seek urgent meeting with Transport Minister to discuss funding and design of beach access at Two Rocks


Unlike the previous wooden stairs, the proposed beach access stairs will be made of fibre reinforced plastic.
Unlike the previous wooden stairs, the proposed beach access stairs will be made of fibre reinforced plastic.

THE City of Wanneroo will seek an urgent meeting with the Transport Minister Rita Saffioti and Butler MLA John Quigley regarding coastal issues in Two Rocks.

At its Tuesday meeting, the council asked Mayor Tracey Roberts to seek the meeting to discuss funding and design of the recommended beach access option approved in the same motion.

The City’s preferred $250,000 solution is to build stairs and a viewing platform at the site of the previous Sceptre Court staircase, which was demolished last year.

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The council decision said, “coastal erosion issues and subsequent loss of the previous staircase is a direct result of the construction of Two Rocks Marina”.

It said the meeting would also seek early implementation of long-term coastal management measures recommended in a 2015 report and redesign of the marina, along with consultation through a community reference group.

The council authorised chief executive Daniel Simms to invite and award tenders to build the access.

At the meeting, Councillor Dot Newton said she was pleased to see that rather than wood, the staircase would be made of fibre-reinforced plastic, which would be more fire resistant.