Two Rocks beach access plan progresses

A sandy section south of the dog beach that residents want access to.
A sandy section south of the dog beach that residents want access to.

RESIDENTS in the southern part of Two Rocks are a step closer to getting another beach access way.

Wanneroo councillors unanimously approved preparation* of a foreshore management plan for beach access way and a foreshore car park during a confidential session at their July 30 meeting.

The council also agreed to list $196,000 for consideration in 2020-21 budget to build the beach access and authorised the chief executive to enter a deed of agreement with developer Acumen Development Solutions, which manages the Atlantis Beach estate.

Last December the council agreed to do a feasibility study on providing another beach access south of the dogs beach after receiving a 681-signature petition calling for it.

The beach access proposed in 2018 was from Two Rocks Road near Blaxland Avenue.

At the time, Acumen principal Nick Perrignon said the developer had been working on getting a beach access from Two Rocks Road near Blaxland Avenue for about two years.

Their proposal was to replicate the style of access that existed at The Spot, with an unsealed road and car park.

The issue was raised at Two Rocks Yanchep Residents Association meetings, with members concerned about the seasonal seaweed build-up on the beach immediately south of Two Rocks Marina.

*Clarification, August 5: The original article excluded “preparation of” in relation to the foreshore management plan, which is yet to be created and approved by Wanneroo Council. The headline has been amended accordingly.   

Seaweed south of Two Rocks Marina.