Dune deal suits Cam­bridge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By JON BAS­SETT

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.

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.

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