Feedback needed to fight North Beach coastal erosion

Mettams Pool in North Beach. Photo: Martin Kennealey d493596
Mettams Pool in North Beach. Photo: Martin Kennealey d493596

COMMUNITY help is needed to address coastal erosion at a popular North Beach swimming spot.

The City of Stirling wants feedback from residents and ratepayers on what they value about Mettams Pool, its facilities and amenity.

A 2017 City study undertaken after storms damaged coastal infrastructure in 2009 found Mettams and parts of West Coast Drive were most at risk from erosion.

Infrastructure director Michael Littleton said the City was investigating a range of coastal engineering options, which would be guided by community responses.

“This feedback will then inform the development of engineering options to address the current level of erosion being experienced at Mettams Pool,” he said.

“The intention is to present and discuss proposed solutions that best deliver on community expectations at a community forum in July.”

Options could include relocating structure, sand placement, walls or alternative beach spaces.

Staircase access to Mettams and beaches in Watermans Bay were closed last winter following storms that caused substantial erosion and last July, the City received a $60,000 State Government grant to address issues at Mettams.

The survey is open here until June 16 and the forum will be held at Charles Riley Memorial Reserve on July 6 from 2pm to 4pm.

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