Time to learn coastal lessons
In relation to the construction of the new groyne at Fisheries Beach at Bremer Bay, I would like to ask the current minister for transport and coastal engineers connected to the project the same question I asked Alannah MacTiernan back in 2004 before they built the groyne at Discovery Bay/Whale World.
Why are you going to build something that is going to stuff up? I cannot see the logic. Ms MacTiernan could not answer my question and I doubt if anyone connected with this Bremer Bay project can answer my question either.
The proposed groyne will now cause more problems for the Shire of Jerramungup and the people that use that beach.
Erosion will continue at the other end of that beach, only a lot quicker now.
This sand will deposit all along the rock groyne until it reaches the end, then the excess sand will carry on around the groyne and continue to fill in on the other side of the groyne and the boat ramp.
This should happen in two to four years time.
In about five to 10 years a sand bank will be forming right about where all the fishing boats are anchored now.
This will happen at Bremer Bay and I can guarantee not one person is going to be game enough to put their hand up and say that they will accept responsibility for the problem. They will all tell you that they got approval from the Environmental Protection Authority and this project is done in accordance to the Environmental Protection Act and the Dumping at Sea Act.
This has all happened before in Albany’s King George Sound and Princess Royal Harbour and they still haven’t learnt their lessons.
We, the taxpayers, are paying their wages.
5 No wonder the country is going broke.