Quinns groyne extension to start October

Mayor Tracey Roberts, councillors Natalie Sangalli and Sonet Coetzee with community reference group members Vicki Jenkins and Rob Mason at Quinns Beach.
Mayor Tracey Roberts, councillors Natalie Sangalli and Sonet Coetzee with community reference group members Vicki Jenkins and Rob Mason at Quinns Beach.

ONE of the groynes at Quinns Beach will be extended next summer using $2.1 million included in the City of Wanneroo’s 2019-20 Budget.

The works to extend the third groyne, near the intersection of Camira Way and Ocean Drive, form stage three of long-term coastal management works to address erosion at the beach.

The City also plans to add more sand to the beach, and the extended groyne is expected to help trap extra sand as it moves up and down the coastline, resulting in a wider beach and better buffer against erosion.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the project alleviated the impact of ongoing coastal erosion in Quinns Rocks, with winter storms causing substantial wear and tear to the beach before the City implemented measures to save the shoreline a few years ago.

“This project has already had a mitigating effect on sand movements and erosion along the Quinns Rocks coastline – these ongoing works will help the City manage the coastal erosion issues,” she said.

Vicki Jenkins from the Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Protection Community Reference Group said she was pleased to see the City’s continued commitment to coastal management.

“When I first moved to the area, this beach was a lot higher and a lot wider,”she said.

“Erosion is a very gradual thing and I’m glad the City of Wanneroo is defending our coastline by continuing to monitor and manage these coastal issues.”

Stage three construction is due to start in October and continue into early 2020.

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