New approach to stop sands of time

Wanneroo chief executive Daniel Simms said there were 16 residential developments underway north of Quinns Rocks, prompting the need for a new approach to manage sand drift and dust.

In March, councillors unanimously supported a motion on notice by Cr Sabine Winton for the City to review its sand drift control policy and report back to the council by September.

�The existing policy is outdated and needs updating to reflect the significant development of greenfields in the City of Wanneroo, which has impacts for sand drift to adjacent, existing residential communities,� she said.

�There has been a significant increase in complaints and community concerns of the impacts of sand drift in new developments.�

Mr Simms said the City was looking at how other local governments were responding to the issue.

�In the meantime the City�s planning team will contact land owners to discuss how they can better control the sand drift and dust,� he said.

Mr Simms said the City was aware of recent dust issues in Two Rocks and was working with developers of Atlantis Beach estate to manage the problem.

�We are confident a positive outcome has been achieved in the short term but will continue to prioritise this issue over the winter months so it isn�t an issue in summer,� he said.