Stairway to haven

Stairway to haven

The City of Wanneroo has warned residents to avoid the beach headland for two months.

Contractor Ertech is due to start work on the second stage of the road realignment and City infrastructure director Dennis Blair said residents needed to take note of public safety signs.

‘Brazier Road will be closed at Yanchep Beach Road from Wednesday, July 2, but the kiosk will remain open and accessible via Wilkie Avenue,’ Mr Blair said.

‘Part of the works includes the construction of stairs to provide public access down to the beach.

‘These stairs will be a permanent fixture and will eventually allow access to the new surf club. Construction of the stairs is expected to take eight weeks to complete.’

Mr Blair said beach access would be limited to the existing stairs at Fishermans Hollow, and from the Mary Lindsay Homestead site.

‘(The City) advises residents to avoid accessing the beach around the headland during this time due to safety hazards associated with tidal movements,’ he said.

‘People may find themselves stranded on the beach and in danger of getting caught in a rip.

‘The City will install signage advising beachgoers of the risks and identifying alternative exit points.

‘The community can also be assured that the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club will remain operational throughout the construction period.’

The director said Capricorn Village Joint Venture was due to start building the Capricorn Esplanade extension in August, and both it and Brazier Road are likely to open by December.