Point works be­gin

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera

Fore­shore de­vel­op­ment works for the small coastal town of Point Samson are about to be­gin af­ter years of plan­ning.

The first stage of the City of Kar­ratha’s Point Samson Fore­shore Works Im­ple­men­ta­tion Plan will in­volve the in­stal­la­tion of a decked area and shade struc­ture on the beach near Miller Close.

It is sched­uled to be fin­ished by June.

It will be fol­lowed by work to re­ha­bil­i­tate sand dunes and im­prove fenc­ing around the fore­shore.

City of Kar­ratha Mayor Peter Long said de­vel­op­ing the Point Samson fore­shore was a key first step in de­vel­op­ing the town.

“Pro­tect­ing our coastal as­sets is a huge pri­or­ity for Coun­cil and we have been work­ing with the com­mu­nity to de­velop a vi­sion for Point Samson that will pro­tect our coast­line while en­hanc­ing amenity for the com­mu­nity,” he said.

“It’s fan­tas­tic to see all the hard work done in de­vel­op­ing th­ese plans come to fruition.”

The fore­shore works come at the same time as the City of Kar­ratha fi­nalises its broader vi­sion for the town. The coun­cil re­cently fin­ished draft­ing the Point Samson Struc­ture Plan, de­signed to re­vi­talise the town as a coastal at­trac­tion, to in­cor­po­rate feed­back from the town com­mu­nity over for mal­is­ing park­ing ar­eas and re­mov­ing ta­marisk trees along the beach.

Both points have been con­tentious since the idea for the plan was first raised two years ago.

Pic­ture: Peter de Krui­jff

The first in a se­ries of changes planned to im­prove the Point Samson fore­shore will soon be­gin.

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