City of Wanneroo to consider tenders for building Quinns Beach groynes

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WANNEROO council will consider awarding a tender to build and extend groynes at Quinns Beach on Tuesday night.

The long-term coastal protection works project will include three stages of works, starting with construction of a fourth groyne north of existing structures and beach access ramp this financial year.

It proposes a 45m extension to the second groyne in 2018-19 and 15m extension to the third one in 2019-20.

Each year would also include works to add sand to the beach; 8400 cubic metres in 2017-18, then 14,400 and 10,800 respectively the following two years.

A report on the October 10 council meeting agenda outlines evaluation of four tender submissions for the almost $7.75 million project.

The works are part of a long-term strategy to prevent severe coastal erosion as occurred in 2013.

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