Quinns Beach Coastal Management Works stage 1 completed


Natalie Sangalli (Deputy Mayor) John Quigley MLA and Tracey Roberts (Mayor, City of Wanneroo). Pictures: Bruce Hunt d483543
Natalie Sangalli (Deputy Mayor) John Quigley MLA and Tracey Roberts (Mayor, City of Wanneroo). Pictures: Bruce Hunt d483543

ADDITIONAL erosion prevention work in Quinns Rocks will ensure the coastline will be more secure from wild weather during the winter months.

Stage 1 of the Quinns Beach Coastal Management Works has been completed and included groyne construction and pouring additional sand on to the beach.

Construction of the 60m groyne at Queenscliff Park and associated beach access ramp was designed to enable vehicle access for maintenance of beaches and coastal structures, while more sand was added north of the groyne, and matting added to all disturbed dune areas.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the completion of the work marked a significant milestone for the City in its efforts to combat coastal erosion.

“We started this process in September 2014 with the commencement of the Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management Study,” she said.

“Together with feedback from a comprehensive community engagement program, data from the study has greatly increased our understanding of sand movements and erosion along the Quinns Rocks coastline and we are confident that these works and those to come will help the City manage the ongoing coastal erosion issues.”

Further dune rehabilitation works at the Queenscliff Park site will be carried out throughout June.

As part of the project, a beach access staircase will be installed at Fred Stubbs Park in July and another at Waterland Point (northern end of Quinns Dog Beach) in August.

Extensions to the two groynes to the south of the Queenscliff Park groyne and accompanying beach re-nourishment works are planned to begin in November 2018 and November 2019.

For more information, visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au/coastalprojects.

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