Restoration in full swing

From Left: Mayor Tracey Roberts, Rory Ellyard (Coastal Project Manager) at the Quinns Beach coastal restoration works
From Left: Mayor Tracey Roberts, Rory Ellyard (Coastal Project Manager) at the Quinns Beach coastal restoration works

Seven months after residents started a community campaign to Save Our Foreshore Quinns Beach, the beachfront has been full of construction activity to restore Frederick Stubbs Park and protect the foreshore from future storm erosion.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts said about 15 people were working on the Curnow building site, with clearing and major earthworks near completion.

‘More than 82m (40 per cent) of the limestone wall has been constructed and about 30 to 40m (15 per cent) of sand bag revetment wall has been constructed,’ she said. ‘With regard to beach renourishment north of the groyne, approximately 15,000 tonnes have been brought to site so far.’

Mrs Roberts said they had filled 620 sand bags with 1550 cubic metres of sand, with about 220 placed on the revetment slope.

She said about 12,000 tonnes of sand was due to arrive on site through May and June for the beach renourishment works.

‘About 60 per cent of the limestone wall and 250m of the sandbag revetment are still to be constructed,’ Mrs Roberts said. ‘All work is scheduled for completion by end June or early July.’