Residents protest against 4WDs

fears that child will be killed
fears that child will be killed

People living in the Shorehaven estate are planning a rally on March 1 to deter off-road drivers from accessing the beach in the area.

At a meeting in Yanchep this week, Alkimos Progress Association (APA) communication secretary Hayden Morgan said the group wanted to raise awareness among off-road drivers that families now used the beach to swim and play in the sand.

‘The thought-process of 4WDs at the moment is we’ve moved into their area,’ he said.

Mr Morgan said the area was undulating and there was a risk of someone driving over a child digging in the sand.

Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association president Peter Wimsett said there were similar issues with 4WDs on the beach in Yanchep.

According to the City of Wanneroo, off-road activity is not permitted on any local beaches, with the nearest beach access at Ledge Point and Lancelin.

APA will provide refreshments at the rally on Saturday, March 1 from 8am to 10am.