Deal to protect sand dunes suits Town of Cambridge

Cambridge deputy mayor Pauline O’Connor joins Cambridge Coastcare members Rob Carroll and John Campbell and
council parks manager Ross Bowman at the dog beach.
Deal to protect sand dunes suits Town of Cambridge
Cambridge deputy mayor Pauline O’Connor joins Cambridge Coastcare members Rob Carroll and John Campbell and council parks manager Ross Bowman at the dog beach.

RESTORING sand dune erosion at Floreat dog beach is among four coast protection projects funded by the State Government in the western suburbs this month.

“The storm surges start the blow-outs, and people don’t do it any good by running up and down the dunes,” Cambridge Coastcare secretary John Campbell said.

Cambridge Council was given $9000 to repair dunes, using matting and hardy plants including spinifex, at the dog beach in Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance grants announced by Planning Minister Donna Faragher last week.

Ms Faragher said there were 23 projects funded across WA.

The City of Nedlands was given $19,580 to assist the Swanbourne Coastal Alliance in its restoration of degraded areas of Swanbourne Beach, including fencing, revegetation, removing weeds, erosion control and collecting rubbish.

Mosman Park Council has $21,895 to revegetate and control erosion at the cliff at Mosman Beach.

Cottesloe Council will spend its $20,500 restoring sand dunes that are prominent north of Cottesloe Beach, including weed management revegetation works and erosion control.