Mindarie whale carcass removal costs City of Wanneroo $4000

A 4m whale carcass was removed from Claytons Beach on August 7.
A 4m whale carcass was removed from Claytons Beach on August 7.

REMOVING a 4m whale carcass from Claytons Beach in Mindarie yesterday cost the City of Wanneroo $4000.

Assets director Harminder Singh said the City, as land manager, was responsible for removing whale carcasses that washed up in populated parts of its coastline.

“Officers removed a 4m whale carcass from the rocks at Claytons Beach in Mindarie on the afternoon of August 7,” he said.

“The cost of whale removal varies depending on the size of the whale, the hire rate of machinery involved, tipping fees and cleaning – in this instance, the removal cost approximately $4000.”

The 4m whale carcass at Claytons Beach. Picture: City of Wanneroo

A Department of Primary Industries spokesman said the carcass was taken to the Tamala Park waste disposal facility, where there are about a dozen whales buried in a section designated for animal carcasses.

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The 4m whale carcass at Claytons Beach. Picture: City of Wanneroo