City of Wanneroo still undecided on horse beach after Hillarys horse beach reopens

Horses are welcome again at Hillarys. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Horses are welcome again at Hillarys. Picture: Martin Kennealey

THE City of Wanneroo has still not identified a suitable location for a horse beach.

“As recently as December 2016, we completed a review of the City of Wanneroo’s 32km of coastline to identify possible locations for a horse exercise area,” Mayor Tracey Roberts said.

“No suitable locations were confirmed by the City at that time largely due to the risks of exposed rock outcrops and coastal erosion.

“However, the City remains open-minded to the potential for a horse beach to be located along its coastline through the completion of the City’s coastal management plan, which will determine the most appropriate location for future assets and uses along the coastline.”

Mrs Roberts’ comments come after the City of Joondalup’s local law to prohibit horses on a Hillarys beach was overturned last week.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob told the Weekender he was “keen to engage with the City of Wanneroo to identify suitable areas within the northern corridor to host animal exercise beaches”.

“One potential location which I am eager to explore further with the City of Wanneroo is at Catalina beach south,” he said.

Mrs Roberts said the City would work closely with the City of Joondalup, coastal councils, the community and other stakeholders to “ensure the best outcome.”

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