Fence to be replaced

A council document said during an incident in June, the course controller was injured by a rock thrown by one of several juveniles who had gained access to the course through a hole in the cyclone fence.

In addition to significant damage to the greens and toilet blocks, wildlife ” in particular kangaroos ” had been attacked, resulting in maiming or death.

‘The safety of patrons at Marangaroo golf course, the course controller and his staff, are paramount and the City considers that it is justified to bring forward the perimeter fence replacement project,’ the council report said.

At last week’s council meeting, councillors agreed to defer current funding ” allocated in the 2013-14 budget to upgrade tees and pathways for Marangaroo and Carramar golf courses ” and proceed with the fencing replacement.

A 770m section will be replaced from Marangaroo primary along Addington Way and across to the conservation reserve using garrison style fencing. And $1 million has been allocated in the 10-year capital works program (2015-16 and 2016-17) to replace 4km of fencing at the golf course.