Roadworks going ahead

Realignment work on Brazier Road.
Realignment work on Brazier Road.

A Yanchep resident attended last week’s Wanneroo Council meeting to ask whether a report on the risk management plan for the proposed surf lifesaving club would delay current works.

The City’s community development director Fiona Bentley said the plan was required by the WA Planning Commission (WAPC) but was not related to the current works.

‘There are a number of different concurrent projects at Yanchep Lagoon,’ she said.

Mrs Bentley said the second stage of the Brazier Road realignment, which involved the current closure of the northern part of the road, was not the project on the council agenda.

The council later accepted Cardno’s report on coastal hazard risk management and adaptation for the proposed Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club and public amenities building.

It authorised City staff to lodge the plan with the WAPC and noted it could cost an extra $450,000, bringing the total project cost to $7.27 million.

Mrs Bentley said once the State department approved the plan, the City could start work on the surf lifesaving building, which will be located in the area where Brazier Road used to be.

The City has indicated it could reopen beach access at Yanchep Lagoon soon and reopen Brazier Road north by December, with developer Capricorn Village Joint Venture to connect Capricorn Esplanade to Brazier Road at the same time.