Heritage, amenity key to foreshore plan
Council is keen to promote access to and public use of our beautiful foreshore areas across the city. For the past couple of years, we have been canvassing our communities and discussing options for management and development of these areas.
Foreshore Management Plans have been prepared for Dampier, Karratha, Point Samson, Hearson’s Cove and Wickham Boat Beach which aim to enhance amenity while upholding the significant environmental and heritage values of these areas. The intent is to provide landscaping, walkways, decking, sunshades, paths and stairs as necessary to provide views, relaxation areas and safe access to the beach.
Foreshore works projects are under way at Point Samson, Searipple Lookout at Karratha and Shark Cage Beach at Dampier.
The first stage of the work at Dampier is complete and officially opened on Saturday. The upgrades include a new decking area, stairs, shaded seating, barbecues and a public shower and toilet block as well as a permanent movie screen at Hampton Oval. The first stage of the work at Point Samson — a public decking structure at Millers Close — will be opened next week. Work at Searipple Lookout is progressing well and will include stairs from the dune lookout down to the beach, fencing and paths and rehabilitation works.
We are currently planning the second stage of the Point Samson and the Wickham back-beach upgrades and expect to begin construction on these mid next year.
The new decking area and shaded seating installed at Dampier foreshore.