WANNEROO Council has agreed to do a feasibility study to see if another beach access point is needed in Two Rocks south of the dog beach.
In response to a 681-signature petition, the council agreed this week to start the study, determine where the most appropriate location would be if it was needed and report back to the council in April 2019.
Atlantis Beach estate Acumen Development Solutions submitted the petition to the City in September and principal Nick Perrignon gave a deputation at the December 11 council meeting.
Mr Perrignon said the developer had been working on getting a beach access from Two Rocks Road near Blaxland Avenue for about two years.
“The initial proposal was to replicate the style of access and carpark which is currently the standard at The Spot,” he said.
Expressing frustration that it hadn’t progressed in two years, Mr Perrignon said the developer had provided the petition to show community support for the beach access.
He said they also provided maps to show a location recommended by Surf Life Saving WA, which went through Crown land, and obtained quotes from two companies on the estimated cost.
The developer offered to contribute about $140,000 to cover 50 per cent of the higher estimate, which was $253,000, and a 10 per cent buffer, if it was built within 12 months.
However, the December council report said the City’s administration estimated it could cost $516,000.