Pool option under study

The Wanneroo City Council agreed on August 18 to include the ocean pool option in a study currently being undertaken by geotechnical company Cardno.

While City staff did not support the inclusion proposed by councillor Sabine Winton, assets director Harminder Singh said it would not delay the study. Depending on what solution was chosen, Mr Singh said the earliest stage one works could start would be summer 2016-17.

�This study should not affect the delivery of those works,� he said.

The council has allocated an extra $60,000 to the $44,936 study to investigate the ocean pool option. Another four options are already under investigation.

The first of those would involve shifting the existing headland, building a fourth groyne, upgrading the three existing groynes and creating an artificial headland in front of the carpark.

The second option would extend the groynes, build a fourth and install offshore breakwaters in front of the carpark and the dog beach.

Another option followed similar lines, but suggested modifying the groyne shapes to a �Y� or �T� rather than straight lines.

The fourth suggested the same measures as the second with the addition of shifting the existing headland.

The study will consider incorporating an ocean pool into one of the groynes farther north than the location south of the Quinns Mindarie Surf Life Saving Club proposed by ocean pool advocate Lewis Flood.