Locals urged to get behind wall plan

Hagstrom Drilling has started drilling on the foreshore. Picture: Emma Reeves d414011
Hagstrom Drilling has started drilling on the foreshore. Picture: Emma Reeves d414011

Appealing to members of the Facebook group, one of the campaign’s three founders, Nat Sangalli, said the wall was not part of the coastal protection work and would be optional.

‘If we don’t get the wall, we lose Fred Stubbs Park (playground area),’ she said. ‘The only purpose of the wall is to retain as much land as possible behind the sandbags.

‘I encourage everyone to have ‘Your Say’ and vote ‘yes’ for the wall.’

Mrs Sangalli said it was time to spend ‘serious money’ on the park in Ocean Drive so residents could show visitors why they love their foreshore.

Sub-contractors Hagstrom Drilling recently did a geotechnical investigation at the Quinns Rocks foreshore for Cardno Consulting Engineers, which is preparing a detailed design of a limestone retaining wall for the City of Wanneroo.

According to the City’s website, the Department of Environment Regulation has issued a clearing permit to cover the full revetment works and allow contractors access from the south.

It said the Department of Planning had advised that the sand bag revetments were public works so did not require WA Planning Commission approval.

A tender process for the sand bag wall also closed last week.

The City will host an interactive community session tomorrow where staff will explain project details and answer questions.

The January 29 session will run from 5 to 8pm at the Gumblossom Community Centre on Tapping Way, Quinns Rocks.