Golden Bay’s tallest dune to be protected during land earthworks

Golden Bay streetscape.
Golden Bay streetscape.

GOLDEN Bay’s tallest dune will be protected when work commences to deliver land, spanning over almost four hectares, ready for 88 new homes in the Rockingham suburb.

The 37m-high dune will not be affected during Stage 5 earthworks on the first 41 lots this month.

The planning and design concepts for public open space, in the next stages, are currently being finalised and will incorporate input and feedback from Golden Bay residents.

The highly successful coastal estate will ultimately deliver a total of 2200 homes for 5000 or more new residents.

Peet Limited Managing Director and chief executive officer Brendan Gore said while the development did require the clearing of a limited amount of coastal land, environmental measures were in place to protect the area.

“As with all our projects across WA and Australia, the works being conducted in Stage 5 are in line with the required state and local government planning and environmental approvals,” he said.

“Measures have been taken from the very beginning of works at Golden Bay to protect local wildlife from the impacts of development.

“We have a detailed fauna management plan in place, which has been approved by the City of Rockingham, and expert consulting zoologists will be relocating any fauna as per that plan before Stage 5 clearing begins.”

Mr Gore said native animals, particularly local quenda and the common brushtail possum, will be relocated to the Golden Bay Foreshore Reserve.

“Fencing will be designed and installed to allow for the movement of kangaroos south out of the development area,” he said.