North Beach: unstable sections of cliffs at Hamersley Pool to be repaired


The cliff/rock face Hamersley Pool.
The cliff/rock face Hamersley Pool.

UNSTABLE sections of cliffs at a popular North Beach swimming spot are being repaired on Monday.

City of Stirling is facilitating work at Hamersley Pool after a geotechnical investigation found the cliffs were unstable and certain sections risked collapse.

Parks and sustainability manager Ian Hunter said coastal engineers undertook detailed assessments and developed a strategy to render safe unstable sections of the cliff face.

“This necessitates an excavator with a rock-breaking attachment being lowered down to beach level with a crane and lifted out again on completion of works,” he said.

“This will cause temporary road closures and disruption to pedestrians, cyclists and beachgoers.”

Mr Hunter said the short term inconvenience would provide long term safety for users.

“The City is compelled to act to avoid an incident from occurring where the limestone may collapse,” he said.

“The City puts safety above all else and many families recreate in this area while enjoying a swim.”

Roads will be closed on Monday on West Coast Drive between Beachton and Saunders streets, with traffic diverted along North Beach Road and Lynn Street in Trigg.

Mr Hunter said roads will close again at completion of the works, which was expected to be on Friday.

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