River walls be­ing shored up

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth - Su­sanne Reilly

AFTER hav­ing to pre­vent vis­i­tors from get­ting too close to the crum­bling river walls, the City of South Perth has started work on their re­con­struc­tion.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Cliff Frew­ing said the work was long over­due and should be com­pleted in about six months.

“The walls on both sides of the Mends Street Jetty had de­te­ri­o­rated to such an ex­tent that tem­po­rary fenc­ing had to be erected to min­imise risk to park users,” Mr Frew­ing said.

“Walls in this sec­tion of the river park had col­lapsed and pre­sented a very poor im­age for the City, given the high pro­file lo­ca­tion and pop­u­lar­ity of the South Perth fore­shore.”

After con­struc­tion, work to re­place the ex­ist­ing path with an up­graded prom­e­nade is ex­pected to be com­plete by the end of April.

The Swan River Trust con­trib­uted $1 mil­lion to the project and the City funded the re­main­ing $2.25 mil­lion.

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