Ricey not so dicey

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Town Talk -

THE Rot­tnest Is­land Au­thor­ity (RIA) has im­proved ac­cess to Ricey Beach.

Visi­tors pre­vi­ously had to nav­i­gate a dan­ger­ous in­for­mal path to the beach, named be­cause the sand is like rice.

RIA Parks and Ser­vices man­ager Clint Hull said the aim of the new ramp and for­mal ac­cess was to ad­dress vis­i­tor re­stric­tion is­sues and pro­vide ac­cess for ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing those in wheel­chairs.

“It used to be re­ally dan­ger­ous to get down here,” Mr Hull said. “It’s re­ally pop­u­lar for fish­ing.” The ramp is made from re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als and will last for at least 35 years. The RIA, which funded the $115,000 project, also in­stalled a new picnic ta­ble and benches at the site.

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RIA parks and ser­vices man­ager Clint Hull.

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